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Heart of the Adirondacks: Forest Stewardship Council

The Nature Conservancy, New York State, ATP Timberland Invest, and Finch Paper are protecting Adirondack forests at the beginning of a chain-of-custody supply line. For the foreseeable future, these forests will continue to supply some of the fiber Finch Paper uses to manufacture FSC-certified, uncoated paper in Glens Falls, New York.

With increasing demands from businesses and individuals for eco-friendly products, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) “seal-of-approval” helps consumers make informed decisions and use their purchasing power to influence forest management practices.

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Widely considered the “gold standard” in sustainable forestry, FSC certification stipulates that measures be taken to protect water quality and wildlife habitat and requires third-party audits to ensure compliance. Certification can apply to paper mills, printers, furniture makers, and others in the forest products industry.

Through something called “chain-of-custody certification” products bearing the FSC logo can be traced back to the trees from which they were made and the forests from which the trees were harvested. It’s an accountability tool that attaches real names, dates, and geographic locations to every link in a supply chain that starts with a forest and can end with a consumer purchasing a ream of paper or a coffee table from a retailer.

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