Technical Updates

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
FSC Canada Update on the Transfer of FSC Certified Forest Management Tenures in Quebec

TreesCommencing April 1st, 2013, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (MRNF) in Quebec will be taking over responsibility for the forest management of public lands in Quebec. Roughly 25 million hectares of those lands are currently FSC certified.  The MRNF has clearly stated its intention to maintain all FSC FM certificates that are in place by the end of 2012. read more …

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Consultation Extended: Guidance on Addressing Species at Risk (Caribou) in the National Boreal Standard (2004)

Caribou (© Valerie Courtois)© Valerie CourtoisPlease provide comments on the draft Guidance on Caribou by email to by May 6, 2011. read more …

Friday, 04 February 2011
Update on FSC Principles & Criteria Revision

In 2008, FSC International initiated the process of revising the FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C). Draft D4-0 of the revised FSC P&C will be finalized in March 2011 and published during the last week of March, along with a summary of comments and responses as well as other supporting information. FSC will also publish a survey to members regarding the final draft of the P&C in advance of the final vote.  read more …

Tuesday, 01 February 2011
Public Consultation: FSC Promotional Trademark Use by Non-Certified Companies

The FSC trademarks are the primary communication tool for organizations seeking to communicate responsible sourcing of forest products or wishing to promote good forest management standards. FSC products are tracked and labeled according to the chain of custody system, which enables consumers to identify them in stores and promotional materials. read more …

Sunday, 02 January 2011
Guidance on Caribou: Terms of Reference

January 2011 read more …

Saturday, 01 January 2011
Interpretation of Indicator 2.3.3 for National Boreal Standard

January 2011 read more …

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