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  • FOA Rare Species Website operational July 2017
    The new FOA rare species website is now live at The website is a revamp of a previous website designed to give forest managers the tools to manage and…
  • New Zealand Forest Certification Association Incorporated December 2015
    The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), one of the world’s leading forest certification schemes has, this week in Switzerland, endorsed the New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme.  “We are…
  • NZ forests gain international visibility January 2015
    With the acceptance of the NZ Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) as New Zealand’s PEFC Member, New Zealand forest growers gain visibility in the world’s leading forest certification system.  “We are…
  • FSC National Standards Consultation For Plantation Forestry in NZ September 2010
    Submissions close on 19 November 2010. A description of the process and an invitation to participate is on the NZ Forest Owners' website The information is divided into the…
  • National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry September 2010
    The Government is proposing a National Environmental Standard (as regulations under the Resource Management Act 1991) for plantation forestry. The intent is to improve national consistency in local authority plan…
  • Certification Standard for NZ Plantation Forests to be developed May 2010
    Development of the National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has recommenced. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization…


Tree Grower articles

  • Forest Stewardship Council certification for small forests (Access: unrestricted)
    Rhys Millar, November 2017
    Certification for small-scale forests has been something which needs sorting out for a number of years. This article is a very useful summary of recent progress, with a little bit…
  • Forest certification What is involved for you? (Access: unrestricted)
    Kit Richards, November 2013
    The preceding article on this topic has covered much of the background to the development of Forest Stewardship Council in New Zealand, and of the New Zealand FSC standard. This…
  • Forest Stewardship Council certification (Access: unrestricted)
    Rhys Millar, November 2013
    FSC certification has been around for some time, but the involvement of owners of small forests in FSC certification has been on a bit of a back-burner. Ten years ago…


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