State Forest Certification


Certification Standards

Learn more about the certification standards we follow in managing the state forest system. Visit the Forest Stewardship Council TM or the Scientific Certification Systems website.


Audit Reports

Each year our management practices and operations are audited to ensure compliance with FSC®  standards. Here are the most recent audit reports: 20152014201320122011, 2010.


High Conservation Value Forests

Learn more about these specially designated areas within state forests here.

The DCNR, Bureau of Forestry is committed to managing state forests in accordance with or exceeding the FSC standard toward long term ecological, social and economic sustainability.
Pennsylvania state forests are certified (FSC® C017154) by Scientific Certification Systems under the Forest Stewardship Council standards. The FSC® is an independent organization supporting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
Timber harvested from Pennsylvania's state forests is FSC® certified. This ensures that the chain-of-custody from the forestland to the mill can be continued and that products are coming from forests managed in an environmentally responsible manner.

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