Perspective: Forest Certification: Some Thoughts on Its Value

Authors: Sampson, R.N.1; Banzhaf, W.H.2

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 101, Number 8, December 2003 , pp. 60-60(1)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Abstract:



No matter what program is involved, certification itself does not create sustainable forests. It only provides an independent, objective assessment as to the effectiveness of today's management program in managing for future forest sustainability.

Keywords: communication; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; public relations; sustainability

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: President The Sampson Group, 5209 York Road, Alexandria, VA, 22310, rneilsampson@cs.com 2: President Sustainable Forestry Board, Arlington, Virginia

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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