Private Forestland "Green" Certification Program
Companies and consumers around the world want to know that their wood products are coming from well-managed forests. Forest certification is a way to prove that a forest is managed in a way that provides forest products while protecting water quality, soil, plants, wildlife, and special features. A third party, such as Forest Stewardship Council, sets forest management standards and then verifies that certified owners are following their standards. As a benefit of the Classified Forest and Wildlands Program, program landowners can join the Indiana Classified Forest Certified Group which provides certification through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC- C071226). Certification is voluntary and provided at no cost to Classified Forest and Wildlands landowners.
Forest Stewardship Council® Certification
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.
Best Management Practices Audit Reports
- Comprehensive Indiana Forest Best Management Report 1996-2016
- Classified Forest BMP 1997-2016 Report
- Classified Forest BMP 1997-2015 Report
- Classified Forest BMP 1996-2014 Report
- Classified Forest BMP 1996-2013 Report
- Classified Forest BMP 1996-2012 Report
- Classified Forest BMP 1996-2011 Report
- Classified Forest BMP 1997-2010 Report