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 implement these programs are likely to encounter technical information needs related to implementation and revision of certification standards.

Staff will continue to monitor regulatory and scientific developments related to these issues and provide technical support to member companies and their associations as needed. In addition, NCASI staff remain engaged in certification-related partnership projects with the American Bird Conservancy, SFI, and NatureServe.