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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Forest Certification on Tribal Land: A Resource Manual for Native American Forest Management Operations and Forest Product Enterprises

Title:
Forest Certification on Tribal Land: A Resource Manual for Native American Forest Management Operations and Forest Product Enterprises

Abstract:
This manual was written to offer a decision-making tool and a resource guide to Native communities and tribes in the U.S. that are interested in sustainable forestry and in obtaining some form of public recognition for their forestry practices through a third-party forest certification program. The manual clarifies the objectives of third-party forest certification and puts them in the historical and political context of sustainable forestry initiatives on Native forest lands in the U.S. The manual also describes how certification works, who is involved, what the successes and failures have been, and where the movement is headed. The document explores the potential of certification for Native communities and tribes in the U.S. so that resource managers can weigh their options more effectively. Readers may be interested in this document because it not only explains the forest certification process from a Native American perspective, it also provides helpful references to websites, publications, funding programs, education opportunities, and sources of technical assistance in sustainable forestry and certification. (PDF Format; Length: 108 pages)

URL:
http://www.firstnations.org/Publications/ForestryManualAll.pdf

Source:
First Nations Development Institute

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
December 2002

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