NCASI releases updated compilation of conservation planning efforts

Many companies engaged in timber production and/or wood procurement participate in forest certification programs that include requirements related to conservation of biodiversity. In order to meet these requirements, managers of forest certification activities need to be knowledgeable about ongoing conservation programs.

To address this information need, NCASI has released Technical Bulletin No. 1022, A Summary of Conservation Planning Efforts in Forested Regions of the United States: 2014 Update. The report is a compendium of information about biodiversity conservation programs in the United States.

Programs were selected for inclusion based on their relevance to wood procurement and timberland operations. Managers and technical specialists with responsibilities for sustainable forestry and wood procurement will find this report useful in gaining a general understanding of the scope and content of biodiversity conservation programs and in identifying specific programs relevant to their companies.

The material in this report updates the information in NCASI Technical Bulletin No. 982, which was published in 2011. 

NCASI members can download this report from NCASI’s website ( or obtain a printed copy by sending an email request to

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