This summer, the Forest Stewardship Council US is undertaking an innovative and exciting initiative to help identify practical actions that forest product companies can take to reduce the risk of procuring wood from forests where important ecological values are threatened. Through this initiative, the Forest Stewardship Council US will host three regional meetings as one part of our revised approach to managing the use of non-certified forest materials in FSC products.
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
- July 19 – Asheville, NC – Appalachian Region
- July 31 – Atlanta, GA – Southeast and Mississippi Alluvial Valley Regions
- August 14 – Portland, OR – Pacific Coast and Rocky Mountain Regions
We request your participation as a stakeholder who is actively working to advance responsible forest management and enhance local economic development. Your voice is extremely important.
The topics discussed at each meeting will be regionally specific and relevant to the identified important ecological values of the region. To learn more about the meetings, the topics that will be discussed, and to register, please visit: engage.us.fsc.org.
Among other information available, the website contains an interactive forum for stakeholders to begin generating ideas for and providing feedback on practical actions that companies can take to reduce risks when sourcing non-certified forest materials (a.k.a. Controlled Wood).
It is our mission to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests, and we really need your help to be successful at this here in the US.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jenny Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com.
If you know of someone who might be interested in attending these meetings, please share this email or let us know.