In the Field

Forest Certification Reports and Resources

Forest Certification: A Status Report 2010

This report reviews the current status of forest certification programs, summarizes changes that have occurred over the past six years and speculates on what the future may bring in terms of opportunities and challenges.


Forest Certification Update: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 2008
This latest report considers recent changes to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) program.


Forest Certification Update: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2007

This first report summarizes changes to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), examines how these changes enhance the program, and offer insights as to future challenges to program success.


A Land Manager’s Guide to FSC & SFI
To Certify or Not to Certify: Is That a Question?

Dovetail Partners, Inc. in 2004 developed a discussion guide with the goal of aiding land managers in the process of selecting an appropriate certification system for their specific needs. The guide focuses primarily on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The guide recognizes the fact that the cost of certification plays a role in choosing but does not include it as part of this guide.


Beginners Guide to Third-Party Forest Certification
Shining a Light on the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).

This report explores the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) which is an approach to mutual recognition of national forest certification programs.


About Dovetail Partners, Inc.

Dovetail Partners provides authoritative information about the impacts and trade-offs of environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives.

Dovetail is a highly skilled team that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors by collaborating to develop unique concepts, systems, models and programs. Dovetail Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Activities for the benefit of individual businesses are available at the expense of those firms. Dovetail excels at solving complex business problems and helping responsible firms to become successful. We also help regions define programs that increase the job creation and the job quality of resource-based industries.

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