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The Netherlands Launch Revised FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The new FSC national standard for the Netherlands was developed by a chamber-balanced standards development group by engaging multiple stakeholders.

The process included a public consultation. Additionally, two field tests were conducted: one in a forest managed by a large organization (Staatsbosbeheer) and the other in a small group certified forest. The revised standard applies to all forest types. FSC intends for the revised standard to contribute to increasing the FSC-certified forest area in the Netherlands (currently 45%).

For more information, please contact Arjan Alkema, FSC the Netherlands at: a.alkema@fsc.nl

The standard is available here.


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