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Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape

Walter Smith and Chris Maser 
CRC Press  2000  



Paperback  256 pp  ISBN 9781566705103      £85.00
  • Describes the step-by-step process for voluntary forest certification
  • Devotes considerable attention to Daniel Katz's SmartWood, an affiliate of the FSC
  • Follows the model of certified agriculture for certified organic foods
  • Illustrates ecologically sound and environmentally and people-friendly forestry practices and products
  • Covers growth of forest certification in the United States through social, economic, and political issues

From recycled products to organic food, the movement to be "environmentally friendly" is now expanding into the forestry field. Recognizing this impact, Home Depot has committed to giving preference to selling "certified wood," proven to come from forests that meet certain biological and social sustainablility standards. Retailers and vendors can offer certified wood through the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and FSC accredited organizations like SmartWood, recently featured in People magazine.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS FOREST CERTIFICATION?
THE CERTIFICATION MOVEMENT
FORESTRY AS AN EVOLUTION IN CONSCIOUSNESS

PART ONE, A BRIEF LOOK AT TODAY'S FORESTRY

CHAPTER 1, THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF TODAY'S FORESTRY, An Overview Defining the Problem

PART TWO, SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY THROUGH THE PROCESS OF CERTIFICATION

CHAPTER 2, CERTIFICATION AND TRUSTEESHIP
A Certified Forest as a Living Trust
The Importance of Certification

CHAPTER 3, THE HISTORY OF FOREST CERTIFICATION
SmartWood
Institute for Sustainable Forestry
Forest Stewardship Council
Things to Do Prior to Seeking Certification

CHAPTER 4, HOW THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS WORKS
In the Forest
Chain-of Custody in General

CHAPTER 5, SOME OF THE COMMON PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Forest Landowners and Forest Managers
Forestry
Environment
Social and Economic
Chain-of-Custody

CONCLUSIONS

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