Forest Stewardship Council

Because the whole project is about looking after the small guys.

Complex specifications and requirements.  High financial cost of obtaining certification.  Jargon-filled legalistic speak.  Intricate principles and criteria.  The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recognises that its certification process is foreboding and off-putting for the small guys.  We are part of the team who are working towards changing the certification process by developing user-friendly guidelines and standards, as well as an online spatially based land management planning system.  This online system allows small forest owners to input data and management decisions about their farms, forests and conservation areas.  It guides users through the needs of FSC certification, delivering a certifiable management plan out the back end.