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FSC Canada shares latest draft of small-scale, low intensity and community forests standard

August 11, 2022  By P&PC Staff

FSC Canada entered the final stage of the standard development process for our small-scale, low intensity and community forests standard in 2021. This was consequently submitted to FSC International for approval.

As of December 2021, the draft standard was provisionally approved with four conditions. FSC Canada has been working with the Standards Development Group since then to address these four conditions for the final approval.

FSC Canada released the draft standard to allow certificate holders to review sections that have been approved. The organization believes that by releasing the draft version now, certificate holders will be able to be better prepared for the final standard.


However, certificate holders should note that within this document there are sections that are shaded in grey which are currently under review and are subject to change. Existing certificate holders and potential certificate holders should continue to use the existing SLIMF standard(s) until the new standard has been released.

Over the next few months, FSC Canada will continue to work with FSC International to address the remaining four conditions and anticipate an approved standard in late 2022.

A copy of the draft standard can be found here.

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