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Verso Paper Founding Sponsor of Family Forests Alliance

Support to enhance certification of family forestlands
[Minnesota] Forest certification continues to grow in the United States with nearly 150 million acres now certified. However, most of the certified land in the country is in large public and private ownerships. Only about 4 million of the 250 million acres of family forestland in the U.S. are enrolled in a certification program.“Private forests account for nearly 60% of America’s forestland,” says Craig Liska, Vice President of Sustainability at Verso Paper. “As a company that depends upon the health of these forests, we are committed to supporting efforts that encourage certification and responsible forestry on America’s family forests.” To show their commitment, Verso Paper has recently become a founding sponsor for the FSC Family Forests Alliance. The Alliance is a collaborative effort between organizations around the country that work regionally to support family forest certification.


News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes

www.southernsustainableforests.org

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