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2014-02-04 08:24:30

GreenWood Resources Earns both Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Forest Stewardship Council Certifications EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP (GTFF) has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). The RSB certification covers GTFF's cultivation, management and harvesting of coppiced poplar trees, used as biomass feedstock for the...

2014-01-16 12:33:23

Prices for forestry lands in Uruguay have more than doubled since 2006 BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, more than three quarters of all Latin American plantation forests owned by overseas financial investors, were in just two countries, Brazil and Uruguay. As prices for agricultural land soar in those countries, timberland investors are exploring other Latin American countries to invest in. The future investment prospects for Latin American Plantation Forests are the subject of...

2013-12-12 12:28:05

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of Southern U.S. forests depends in large part on decisions made today by family forest owners, who account for 62 percent of privately owned forestland in the region. To help promote responsible forestry among this crucial group, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded a grant to the American Forest Foundation (AFF) to conduct highly targeted outreach to promote sustainable forestry...

2013-09-19 12:22:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI®) Forest Partners(SM) Program, 103,000 acres of land owned by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Clemson University were recently certified to the SFI and American Tree Farm System® standards. The five South Carolina state forests underwent a simultaneous independent audit to certify to both the ATFS and SFI standards and Clemson University Forests, which...

2013-08-12 16:22:11

More than 20 million acres certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative® standard FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the completed acquisition of Longview Timber's approximately 645,000 acres of forestland in Washington state and Oregon in July, Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) now owns or manages approximately 20.5 million acres of forestland in the U.S. and Canada, making the company one of North America's--and the world's--largest private sustainable forestry...

2013-06-04 12:28:43

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The June issue of Architectural Record includes a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for architects and builders describing the benefits of using responsibly managed forest products certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. "SFI Inc. is sponsoring the CEU, 'Sustainable Building with SFI Certified Wood', to help educate architects, designers and builders because they make decisions every day that can affect the...

2013-05-14 08:36:54

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas Certification has launched a dedicated Due Diligence Solution for the forest, pulp and paper, packaging and wood products industries in response to the recent entry in application of the European Union Timber Regulation 995/2010 (EUTR). Forty clients in key areas such as China, South East Asia and Europe have already implemented the Due Diligence Solution. The aim of this new regulation is to...

2013-03-25 16:21:32

Joins Georgia, Maine, and Oregon in Ensuring Green Buildings Are Good for Forests WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation Wednesday specifying that rating systems used in green building projects funded by the state government "shall not exclude certificate credits for forest products certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council or the American Tree Farm System." The new law positively...

2012-12-03 16:21:56

Paper encourages customers to question FSC's claims before spending more for FSC-certified products WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As organizations like the Federal Trade Commission issue revised guides to help ensure marketers make accurate claims about their products' environmental benefits, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) Center for Citizen Research today issued a new report that compares competing forest certification systems. The report examines the...

2012-11-13 16:26:51

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation (NewPage) announced today that it has increased its supply-chain preference for pulpwood procured from certified woodland owners, including those certified to the American Tree Farm System(®) (ATFS). NewPage, the leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America, is the largest buyer of pulpwood in the Great Lakes States. In 2011, 48 percent of the fiber (wood and pulp) purchased by NewPage came from...