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Forest Certification in Sustainable Development

Healing the Landscape

By Walter Smith, Chris Maser

CRC Press – 2000 – 256 pages

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    978-1-56670-510-3
    September 26th 2000

Description

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.

Reviews

"…I do not know of another book on this topic that combines the theoretical with the practical in such a clear and concise fashion. The book's content ranges from the visionary…to the actual mechanics of a forest assessment. It is [an] in-depth and objective clarification of the Forest Stewardship Council principles and criteria for forest management."

-Hank Cauley, Executive Director, Forest Stewardship Council-U.S.

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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Name: Forest Certification in Sustainable Development: Healing the Landscape (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: By Walter Smith, Chris Maser. 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...
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