Forest Certification

Blogging Logging 9 - Certification

Wisconsin is a national leader in forest certification. Certification provides a means by which landowners gain recognition in the marketplace for their efforts to implement and document sustainable forest management practices. There are three primary forest certification systems used in the USA: American Tree Farm System (ATFS), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

What we count and why it matters: The Audit Society

abacus; photo by 'Mike Cowlishaw' from WikimediaIn recent years, we have become obsessed with counting things, that somehow numbers will provide documentation of effort and impact, and ultimately improve what we do. Michael Power, a professor of accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science, has something to say about this faith in numbers.

More on Collective Bargaining and Forest Certification

State Capitol with protestors; photo by 'Justin Ormont' from WikimediaLate last week, I had a conversation with a colleague at the DNR who is looking further into how the budget repair bill (summary) might affect the status of forest certification (past post).

Wisconsin Politics: Collective Bargaining, Forest Certification, Foresters, and Forest Workers

State Capitol with protestors; photo by 'Justin Ormont' from WikimediaWisconsin has become a battleground over public employee unions, collective bargaining, and public finances (local coverage).

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