The Summer 2012 issue of National Woodlands, a magazine published by
the National Woodland Owners Association, focused on forest
certification and included a short article on each of the 3 major
certification systems in the United States.
Impacts of Forest Stewartship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) forest certification in North America.
S.E. Moore, F. Cubbage, and C. Eicheldinger.
Journal of Forestry 110(2):79-88. 2012.
A survey of organizations that had received FSC or SFI
certification showed that certification substantially changed their
practices. Forest managers believed that the benefits of forest
certification were greater than the disadvantages.
Good forest management -- much more than certification.
RISI Environmental Matters, July 20, 2011
Amidst charges of greenwashing, report compares FSC, SFI ForestEthics: SFI "Misleading"; SFI: ForestEthics peddles "pulp fiction."
Forestry Source May 2011, p. 1, 3. 2011
environmental group ForestEthic released a report in late 2010 titled
"SFI: Certified Greenwash". This article reports on this and
other reports on certification.
between the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry
Initiative (SFI) certification standards for forest management.
Kathryn Fernholz, Dr. Jim Bowyer, Dr. Sarah Stai, Dr. Steve Bratkovich, Dr. Jeff Howe.
March 28, 2011, Dovetail Partners Inc.
changes have occurred with the major certification programs in recent
years and it is increasingly difficult to differentiate between
certification systems in North America.
Forest Certification: a status report.
Kathryn Fernholz, Dr. Jeff Howe, Dr. Steve Bratkovich, Dr. Jim Bowyer. March 23, 2010. Dovetail Partners Inc.
report reviews the current status of forest certification programs,
summarizes changes that have occurred over the past 6 years and
speculates on what the future may bring in terms of opportunities and
Family Forest Certification in the United States: Program and Activity Updates.
Kathryn Fernholz, Dr. Jim Bowyer, & Dr. Steve Bratkovich.
November 25, 2008. Dovetail Partners, Inc.
Summarizes recent developments within the American Tree Farm System
(ATFS) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and identifies the
next steps that are needed to continue to grow family forest owner
Updated: September 11, 2012