Certification

(1) Forest certification is a system for identifying well-managed forestland. In this context, sustainability includes maintenance of ecological, economic, and social components. Products from certified forestland can, through chain-of-custody certification, move into production streams and in the end receive labeling that allows customers to know the product came from a certified, well-managed forest. Fully implemented, certification will become a market-based mechanism to reward superior forest management.
(2) Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, organization, or natural resource. This confirmation is usually provided by some form of external review, education, or assessment. With respect to forestry, this could refer to an assessment of a timber stand such as economic value, susceptibility to disease and fire, or habitat value.

Source Of Description

http://sfp.cas.psu.edu/pdfs/PS%20Underforestcert.pdf; http://www.yale.edu/forestcertification/faq.html (1); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certification (2) (No Longer Available)

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