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Forest certification efforts ramping up in Wisconsin

[Wisconsin] Efforts to responsibly manage Wisconsin’s forest resources will be shifting into a higher gear in 2007… according to the new coordinator of the state Forestry Certification Program. Forest certification is a systematic process to promote responsible resource management, according to Paul Pingrey, a 32-year-DNR veteran recently appointed to the Bureau of Forest Management position. “A surge of interest in environmentalism, fueled by global warming, extreme weather events like Hurricane Katrina, the fragmentation of forested lands by new construction, and the march of invasive species may propel forest certification beyond its commercial products assurance origins and broaden certification’s appeal,” according to Pingrey.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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