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Forest certification makes sense for owners

[Tennessee] David Mercker with University of Tennessee Forestry shares some interesting information with us on forest certification: The concept of forest certification has grown as a tool to foster sustainable forest management. In order to examine certification on family-owned forests, UT Extension staff sent a survey to 1,050 landowners in three counties in West Tennessee. Only 3 percent have familiarity with forest certification. Even so, when given a definition of forest certification, 81 percent said they would consider it.

Read the survey results

Southern Forests & Communities notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network





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