ACF Comment on Forest Certification
jostnix at aol.com
Wed Oct 1 12:44:27 EST 1997
Don Staples <dstaples at livingston.net> writes:
> I provided information about what the ACF
>learned to date about the program, the ACF member who has been certified
Does ACF now have a stake in certification?
> Federal Government and several State
>Agencies are supporting the program. Fred Deneke from the US Forest
>stated that the FS and other agencies have determined the program to be
>phenomena of the private market.
Another mistake....I've not seen a PHENOMENA to this point.
> There was some indication, however,
>some National Forests are currently seeking considering pursuing
IMHO, this is another example of the USFS Forest System in a "gee, what do
we do next?" mode. They are a ship without a mast, without a rudder,
without a mission...or maybe too many missions. And they have, in times
past, been so together and confident.
>The entire discussion of Forest Certification led the NCPF to dedicate
>entire next meeting to Forest Certification in a roundtable form.
The Society of American Foresters have been too silent on this. I have
yet to find a position statement on forest certification - and it has been
around since 1990. Somebody let me know if there is one.
Thanks Ego Stroke...
For a quick primer on what forest certification is, go to
http://forestry.miningco.com then to Previous Features for "A Primer on
Steve Nix, Forestry Guide
forestry.guide at miningco.com
>Ego Stroke: http://www.livingston.net/dstaples/
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