Timbergreen Forestry and FSC Certification

                                            August, 2002
SWC General Manager Walter Clark asked me to maintain Timbergreen Forestry's FSC Certification, and I agreed to complete the last year of my 5 year contract with SmartWood.

I still have some major concerns about the FSC and SmartWood organizations, but through a larger cooperative effort, forest owners can work to assure that the best standards for forest management will be followed.  This is our best hope for FSC on small private woodlots

My goal now is that at the end of Timbergreen's contract,  SWC can take over the  certification agreement and control their own operations from the forest owner's point of view.

                                      January, 2003

Timbergreen's current view on FSC is at this link.