The Exploration Place The Electronic Forest Living Landscapes

We all rely on certification when we can’t check products ourselves. Now forests are being certified too.

Picture of a forest with 'Approved' overlayed

A number of independent groups check company plans and activities to make sure they won’t hurt the forest. These “certifications” endorse work to make sure forests are managed on a sustainable basis.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) had the first set of sustainable forest management standards which were widely adopted in Canada.

In northern BC, Canfor’s Tree Farm Licence 30 and Weldwood of Canada’s operations in Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake are among those that have received CSA approval.

CSA certification — found on computers, toasters, light fixtures and forests is better known to the public than any other certification.

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