Clearcutters seek stewardship certification
Green Diamond Resource Company (previously known as Simpson Timber Company) is seeking to certify its forest lands through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a non-profit organization that sets standards for forestry practices in an attempt to balance environmental, social, and economic values. While this could be a promising development, many questions arise because of Green Diamond’s aggressive clearcut logging.
FSC is using a third party company, Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), to conduct the audit of Green Diamond’s forest lands. This process is open to public input and there will be a public meeting on June 11th at the Bayside Grange. EPIC encourages all of its members and the general public to learn more about the FSC certification process, and to comment at the public meeting.
Comments can be sent to:
Dr. Sheila Steinberg, Social Scientist and Auditor
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
2000 Powell Street, Suite 600,
Emeryville, CA 94608
Public Meeting on Green Diamond & Forest Stewardship Council
Monday, June 11th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
The Bayside Grange Hall
2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. Bayside CA