The Alabama Forestry Commission recognizes that voluntary participation in forest certification is growing in the southern United States and that forest managers and forest industry representatives should have access to current information on these programs. As a result, the Commission is organizing and hosting a one day workshop for industry foresters and representatives, managers of wood using mills, procurement foresters, wood buyers and dealers, consultant foresters, loggers and others involved in the management, procurement and utilization of forest resources in Alabama. This workshop will be held in Prattville, Alabama on August 6th in the Grand Oak Room at the Marriott Legends Hotel and Conference Center. More information can be found in the agenda and maps located within this document. We encourage you to attend this workshop and hope that this information on forest certification will be useful and timely.
The workshop is divided between a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will focus on the current status of the major certification systems in North America and the process involved in group certification for each of those systems. The afternoon session will cover chain of custody and certified forest product labeling. The workshop does qualify for continuing education credits for foresters and loggers, and certificates will be available for both after the conclusion of the afternoon session.
The deadline for registering is July 28, 2015. Space is limited so register early!
Download the registration form here.