Our forest is certified sustainable by "the other FSC," namely ATFS (American Tree Farm System from American Forest Foundation). Green building is catching on in the NW. There's not a FSC or ATFS mill anywhere near our land, but this market could make sense for some timberland owners -- even getting into small-scale milling as a family operation. Here's a copy of the invitation from NW Natural Resource Group:
Date: Sept. 17, 2008
Time: 1:00 – 5:00
Location: Tumwater, WA
For more info. and to register, 360-379-9421 or visit: http://www.nnrg.org/news-events/events/9-17-milling-manufacturing-for-fsc-markets/
You’re invited to attend:
Milling & Manufacturing for FSC Markets
A primer for wood manufacturing businesses
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 2008
Demand for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood products is quickly growing in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country. Driven primarily by the residential and commercial green building industry, homeowners, architects and builders are increasingly specifying locally produced and FSC-certified wood products.
This afternoon technical session will highlight current and emerging markets for certified wood products and provide an introduction to FSC chain-of-custody (CoC) certification for wood manufacturing businesses. FSC certified business owners will discuss their experiences with chain-of-custody certification and the certified marketplace.
This session will provide an ideal networking opportunity for businesses interested in marketing FSC wood products. Attendees will include: FSC certified landowners, wood manufacturers, mill operators, wholesale distributors, retail lumber yards and other companies and organizations who participate in the FSC chain-of-custody network in the Pacific Northwest. During a post-conference social hour, participants will have an opportunity to network while enjoying hors devours.
If you are interested in capitalizing on a quickly growing niche market, this seminar is for you!
Topics will include:
• FSC chain-of-custody 101
• Green building programs in WA
• FSC markets: regional, national & interntl.
• What FSC products are in demand
• How to find FSC timber & lumber
• Growth trends in FSC markets
• FSC certified companies in the Pacific NW
• FSC marketing strategies