How Certification Promotes Conservation – Presentations from 2014 Forest Certification Workshop
Forest Certification Workshop
March 6, 2014
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
NCASI, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hosted a workshop on March 6, 2014, to improve understanding of forest certification and to discuss how certification could be a method to document conservation of at-risk species on working forest lands. Participants in the workshop included representatives of forest landowners, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (List of participants)
The following presentations were offered during the workshop. Click on a title to download a PDF file of the presentation.
- Introduction to Forest Certification
Brian Kernohan, Hancock Timber Resource Group
- Forest Certification and Biodiversity: Verifiable Metrics for Large Working Forests
Kyla Cheynet, Plum Creek Timber Company
- Forest Certification: A Catalyst for Wildlife Conservation and Management
Jimmy Bullock, Resource Management Service LLC
- Case Study: BMP Compliance and Effectiveness
Rob Olszewski, Plum Creek Timber Company
- The Link between Forest Certification and Research
Jessica Homyack, Weyerhaeuser Company and T. Bently Wigley, National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc.
- USFWS Southeast Region Species Assessment Process and Data Needs
Rob Tawes and Erin Rivenbark, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- Forest Certification Auditing: An Overview
Richard Boitnott, Natural Resource Systems, LLC
- Landscape Aquatic Project
Bob Emory, Weyerhaeuser Company
- Gopher Tortoise Conservation, Working Forests and the Potential Role of Forest Certification
Kit Hart, Plum Creek Timber Company
The following handouts were distributed to workshop participants. Click on a title to download a PDF file of the handout.
- Forest Certification: A Brief Primer
- How the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Assesses Species Under the Endangered Species Act
- To List or Not: What the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Needs to Know to Make Decisions Under the ESA
- Key Aspects of the Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions
- Flowchart: Consideration of Conservation Efforts When Making Findings for Listing Petitions
- Conservation Progress in the Southeast
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