Promoting forest certification for small landowners

Since 2000, the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (Canada) has been assisting private landowners and local municipalities in achieving Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for their forests. Today, over 12,000 hectares of private forest and 40,000 hectares of community forest have been certified. The Model Forest has also facilitated the use of the FSC logo for the marketing of secondary forest products and non-timber forest products (including maple syrup) produced from certified forests.