|Since 2000, O'Neill Pine
Company's forest practices have been certified as well managed by
Stewardship Council™. FSC® certifies only forest operations
that meet or exceed business, environmental, and social guidelines.
Timber production, when managed effectively, maintains the long-term
viability of commercial forests, protects bio-diversity, and
provides a continuous stream of social and economic benefits.
O'Neill Pine Company is certified
under Northwest Certified Forestry, certification number
SA-FM/COC-1394OPC. Wood coming from OPC land may now bear the
Forest Stewardship Council brand. The brand assures consumers
the products they buy come from well-managed forests, independently
certified in accordance with the rules of the FSC.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an
international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support
environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically
viable management of the world's forests. It is an association
of members consisting of a diverse group of representatives from
environmental and social groups, the timber trade and forestry
profession, indigenous people's organizations, community forest
groups, and forest product certification organizations from around
Certification may be awarded only
after a rigorous assessment of the company's forest management
practices. The assessment is based on information obtained
during visits to the company's office, forestry operations, and
third party interviews conducted by certification assessors.
To remain certified, participants must prove annually that they
continue to meet established standards.
Would you like to buy certified
wood? Start here.
Read all about OPC's American Forest
Foundation's American Tree Farm System certification by clicking here.
What is certified wood? Visit CertifiedWood.Biz
to learn more!