Forest Certification

Forest certification programs have many provisions in addition to those requiring investment in and application of research to enhance the practice of sustainable forestry.

NCASI assists Member Companies by developing technical information and tools to help them identify and/or develop cost-effective and credible options for meeting forest certification requirements. The overall NCASI Forestry Program provides elements of forest certification support.

NCASI Forest Certification Support addresses topics including, but not limited to:

  • Forest health and productivity
  • Forest chemical use
  • Water quality and effectiveness of best management practices
  • Conservation of wildlife and biological diversity
  • Ecological implications of bioenergy feedstock removals
  • Climate change and climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Forest operations efficiencies and economics
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Implementation of forest certification programs

Forest Certification


Support for Implementing Certification Programs

NCASI Member Companies typically participate in forest certification and chain of custody programs developed by organizations such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative┬« (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council. In addition, certification programs for bioenergy feedstocks such as the Sustainable Biomass Program are gaining prominence. Member Companies that…

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