fmFor Landowners: Forest Management Group

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Group Forest Management Certificate (RA-FM/COC-001881)

TCNF administers an FSC®-certified group of family forest landowners throughout New England and New York. Under this arrangement forest landowners can inexpensively gain access to FSC® group certification. TCNF is the administrative body that holds the FSC certificate and has overall responsibility for compliance with the FSC® Northeast Regional Standard.

The FSC® Standard is an internationally recognized framework of forest management that acknowledges a commitment to high environmental standards, social responsibility, and economic stability.

Member landowners of the TCNF group develop and implement forest management plans guided by their own objectives and management philosophy. Members commit to using third party certified logging companies when harvesting forest products. The involvement of a third-party certified logger (Master Logger or SmartLogging certified) in the harvest of member properties will help provide a consistency of practice across all properties.

Membership is open to any forest landowner in New England and New York. To learn how to certify your land.  Click Here.

Forest Management – Member Resources:

Program Documents

Forest Management Group Certification Program Manual

Forest Management Planning for Group Members

Chain of Custody Procedures for TCNEF Forest Management Group Members

Monitoring and Reporting

TCNEF FM Group Member Annual Report Form

TCNEF FM Group Member Annual Report 2014

TCNEF FM Group Member Annual Report 2015

Resources

FSC-US Forest Management Standard

Current NEMLC Companies

TCNEF Chain of Custody Group Annual Report  2014

Logger’s Guide – Stand Structure

Logger’s Guide – Mature Forest Structure

Logger’s Guide – Understanding Forest Biodiversity

Logger’s Guide – Essentials to Protecting Water Quality

FSC Trademark Links
Requirements for the Use of FSC Trademarks – FSC-STD-50-001-EN
FSC Label Matrix – FSC-50-001 Label Matrix
FAQ for FSC Trademarks – FSC-50-001 FAQ

Summaries of  TCNF’s Group Members’ Forest Ecosystem Management Plans are available by calling TCNF at (207) 688-8195.