Danzer Forestland has achieved Forest Council Stewardship (FSC) certification for almost 6,500 acres (2,630 hectares) of forests in Indiana. Danzer Forestland is a subsidiary of Danzer Group, a Baar, Switzerland-based producer of decorative veneer.
certification of Danzer Forestland’s holdings was part of a group certification
by the Indiana Classified Forest Program, which is administered by the Indiana
Department of Natural Resources. This program encompasses several private
forest owners and defines standards of forestry management. Danzer Forestland
has been taking part in the Indiana Classified Forest Program for seven years.
With group certification now complete, all products from Danzer Forestland’s
forests in Indiana
can be labelled with the FSC seal.
certification demonstrates our commitment to sustainable forestry,” said
Hans-Joachim Danzer, Danzer Group ceo. “As a conscientious timber-processing
company, we support the principle of responsible forestry management.”
certification In Indiana
was approved by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent
certification company, after an extensive audit. The audit is based on the
FSC’s 10 principles and took into consideration the social, ecological and
economic aspects of responsible forestry.
examined, for example, compliance with the laws, consideration of the rights of
the population and workers, the effects on the environment and the Forest
Management Plan set up by Danzer Forestland,” noted Zane T. Brown, Danzer
Forestland ceo. “Among other things, our Forest Management Plan contains
extensive forest inventories of trees and fauna as well as measures to protect
threatened and endangered species.”
Forestland’s 20 FSC-certified timber tracts are located in southwestern Indiana. The woodlands
consist to a large extent of hardwood trees of the species white oak, red oak,
yellow poplar, hickory, walnut, maple, ash, cherry and beech. The company harvests
approximately 1 million board feet (2,360 cubic metres) of timber annually,
primarily for the production of high-quality veneer as well as for lumber
Forestland own forests totalling 48,000 acres (20,000 hectares) in the states of
New York, Pennsylvania
Danzer Forestland's Indiana forests are FSC certified
June 15, 2010