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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:43 E-news March 2013 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. Tags: Newsletter
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 00:00 Certification News 3-2013 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:18 Center Passes Audit The Center for Forest and Wood Certification has recently completed and received final reports for our annual chain-of-custody and forest management audits.  The Center’s Certifying Body, Scientific Certification Systems, completed the site visits late last year and recently finalized the reports from those audits.  These surveillance audits are required in order to maintain all of our certificates.  Audits for our Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody, reclaim, and controlled wood certificates and Sustainable Forestry Initiative chain-of-custody certificates were completed.  Site vis Tags: audit
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:27 Center Supports Logger in TN The Center recently assisted Madison Logging of Caryville, Tennessee with obtaining FSC chain of custody certification through the Center's group certificate.  While the certification of a logging firm is not unique, the ties that Madison Logging has with both purchasers of chips and roundwood and landowners they cut timber on opens up opportunities to improve forest management.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 08:58 E-news February 2013 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. Tags: Newsletter
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 08:51 Certification News 2-2013 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:21 Carbon Credits for Hardwood Mills
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 13:04 Better Know a Standard #8 Periodically the Center for Forest and Wood Certification will detail a portion of the forest management or chain-of-custody standard. This edition will focus on Indicator 6.5.h of the Forest Stewardship Council-United States Forest Management Standard (v1.0). Indicator 6.5.hGrazing by domesticated animals is controlled to protect in-stream habitats and water quality, the species composition and viability of the riparian vegetation, and the banks of stream channel erosion. Tags: BKAS
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 00:00 Center Undergoes Audit The Center for Forest and Wood Certification has recently completed our annual chain-of-custody and forest management audits. Tags: audit
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 00:00 Changes to FSC Federal Lands Policy FSC has updated their U. S. federal lands policy related to forest management certification. FSC had required specific steps and actions to be taken by federal agencies to undergo certification on their lands.  At this time only the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense had completed the FSC requirements to even allow their lands to get certified. Tags: FSC
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 13:32 E-news December 2012 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. A portion of the newsletter is displayed below but a full copy can be accessed here. Tags: Newsletter
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 00:00 Certification News 12-2012 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Tags: news
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 20:59 KY State Forests ATFS Certified Joint Press Release from the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the Center for Forest and Wood Certification:    Kentucky’s State Forests Attain Certification for Sustainable Management
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 14:39 Better Know a Standard #7 Periodically the Center for Forest and Wood Certification will detail a portion of the forest management standard. This edition will detail Indicator 4.2.2 of the American Tree Farm System American Forest Foundation 2010-2015 Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. Indicator 4.1.1.Forest owner must implement specific BMPs that are applicable to the property. Tags: BKAS, ATFS
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 00:00 Certification News 11-2012 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. KFC UK chickens out on unsustainable packaging - GreenBiz.com Tags: news
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 00:00 FSC Chemicals in Nurseries Recently the Center for Forest and Wood Certification has been made aware of some confusion and misinterpretations of potential interpretation changes to the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards on tree nurseries.  The issue that keeps coming up is the use of the herbicide with the trade name Goal.  Goal’s active ingredient, oxyfluorfen, is listed on the FSC prohibited chemicals list for having what FSC considers a high bioaccumulation rate.  Yes, the U.S. Tags: FSC
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 00:00 Better Know a Standard #6 Periodically the Center for Forest and Wood Certification will detail a portion of the forest management standard. This edition will detail Indicator 6.1.1 of the American Tree Farm System American Forest Foundation 2010-2015 Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. Indicator 6.1.1.Forest management activities should apply visual quality measures compatible with appropriate silvicultural practices. Tags: BKAS
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 00:00 Certification News 10/2012 The Center for Forest and Wood Certification will post monthly links to articles relating to wood and forest certification. The views and opinions expressed in columns or articles do not reflect those of the Center, its members, or supporters; only the views of the author. Reward good forestry practices, protect our economy - Advance-Monticellonian Tags: news
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 09:44 E-news September 2012 The latest edition of the Forest and Wood Certification E-Newsletter has been released by the Center for Forest and Wood Certification. A portion of the newsletter is displayed below but a full copy can be accessed here. Issues discussed in this newsletter include the Center's Group Building Program, more details regrading FSC's U.S. Southeast Meeting, SFI's recognition of their partners supporting certification, and a controlled wood working group update. Tags: Newsletter
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 00:00 Better Know a Standard #5 Periodically the Center for Forest and Wood Certification will detail a portion of the forest management standard. This edition will detail Indicator 4.2.2 of the American Tree Farm System American Forest Foundation 2010-2015 Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. Indicator 4.2.2Pesticides used must be EPA-approved Tags: BKAS, ATFS

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