Hello! My name is Mr. Greenslate. Please join me as I travel to Nova Scotia to study mammal populations!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Releasing Mice & Sustainable Forestry


This morning we collected all of our traps, recorded data and released the animals.

This afternoon we visited an award-winning woodlot, where the owner produces FSC certified timber products, and grows organic Christmas trees. His family has managed their 500 acre plot for seven generations, and as a result his insight into the process of selective cutting, and his clear understanding of the importance of biodiversity made it a pleasure to learn from his experience.

For the next couple days we won't be doing research, but I plan to post video content and give you questions related to my expedition here in Nova Scotia with Earthwatch.

Today's question: What does FSC certification mean, and what are the standards for gaining such certification?

- Mr. Greenslate


31 comments:

  1. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. To become a FSC you need two letters of recomendations, Organizational Statutes or Articles of Incorporation, an annual report, publicly available financial information, List of Board of Directors and their affiliations (for organizational members), Information on commercial activities and forest operations (for economic chamber members and where applicable), and other information showing the aims of you or your organization (reports, history, newsletters, or brochures).
    -hope your having fun! -lisa

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  2. FSC certification is a non-profit organization that make sure that the forest are managed environmentally. The standards are they must know how to do all the manufacturing and developing.

    -Fiona

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  3. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. This council certifies that the paper mills are following strict procedures in managing their forests.

    joseph Perez

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  4. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. They make sure that the forests are being managed properly.

    ~Nathaniel

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  5. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. The standards are keeping up with forests management. -Chase B.

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  6. First off, the FSC is the Forest Stewardship Council which is an organization that responsibly manages the world's forests. Second, the FSC certificate is the tool that supports the management by certifying the forest product was harvest responsibly.

    -Ben Abeyta

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  7. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council which is a non-profitable organization to enhance the magement of the world's forests. The standards are they must know how to follow strict procedure and the manufacturing

    -Haylee

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  8. FSC certification means that the Forest Stewardship Concil recognizes and ensures a forest is managed to the standards of the FSC organization. To become FSC certified, the owner of a forest must agree to comply with the FSC Principals and Criteria.
    -Jesse A.

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  9. FSC Stands for Forest Stewardship Council, there a non-profit organization, they protect the forest and make sure they are managed. there standards are you must know the procedures on how to keep up with the forest.

    Julia*

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  10. SFC stands for "Forest Stewardship Council" and they manage and protect the forests. In order to become certified, the forest owner must agree to a contract saying that they will "practice forestry in a certifiable fashion," according to the website.

    - Nicole

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  11. FSC is the abbreviation meaning for Forest Stewardship Council, or also known as Sustainable Forest Certification. The standards for this organization are you must always be in control of the forest, and that the forest is being managed correctly.
    - Makai

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  12. FSC means Forest Stewardship Council, which is a non-profit organization that is made to protect the Forest of the owner of the forest becomes FSC certified.

    Gregory Jordan

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  13. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification means that you "comply with the highest social and environmental standards on the market". The standards for this certification are to "conform to all applicable FSC rules before earning FSC certification and the right to use the FSC label".

    >> Heather

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  14. FSC(Forest stewardship council) is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide.

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  15. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, FSC is also the only forest certification organization endorsed by such major environmental organizations as the World Wildlife Fund.
    -Alyssa

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  16. FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council, is a non-profit org that protects forests when their owner becomes FSC certified, as long as they 'Comply with the highest social and environmental standards on the market".

    -Connor****

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  17. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. They ensure forests are being properly maintained by thier owners. Owners recieve FSC certification when they agree to manage their forest in the strict guidelines laid down by the FSC.

    -Francis

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  18. FSC Stands for Forrest Stewardship Council you have to be fully in control with the forrest and it must be taken care of right - James

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  19. FSC means "Forest Stewardship Council" that means it is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests.

    -Jesseah

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  20. The FSC, Forest Stewardship Council. Is a private organization that taking steps toward a more sustainable international forest environment, by promoting and supporting forestry services that try to reduce the amount of environmentally harming pesticides they use, as well as purposefully harvesting diversely as to allow for the rebound of the tree population, among other things.
    -Tyler Alexander

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  21. fsc means Forest Stewardship Council, which is a non-profit organization that is made to protect the Forest of the owner of the forest becomes FSC certified.

    -dorian davis

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  22. FSC is the Forest Stewardship Council, a nonprofit organization that ensures forests are properly taken care of and managed by their owners. In order to receive FSC certification, the forests must meet a set of criteria (such as reducing environmental impact, respecting particular areas of land, respecting the rights of indigenous people and workers, etc.)

    -Alex Clay

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  23. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. This describse how the forests have to be managed to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations.

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  24. It is given to good forestry practices. and is a non-profit organization that supports the forests.
    -Arnold Flores

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  25. forest stewardship council

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  26. SFC stands for "Forest Stewardship Council" and they protect the forests and to gain certification they have to manage the forest itself.

    ~Ashh

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  27. FSC makes sure that the products are coming from a forest friendly source.

    ~Janet A.

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  28. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. This explains how the forests have to be managed to meet the economic, social, cultural, ecological, and spiritual needs of present and future generations.

    - Kirstin Alanis

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  29. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, to gain the certification you need two letters of recognition.
    -Corey

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  30. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council it is a non profit organization you must know how to do all the manufacturing and developing to gain such certification

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