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FSC has joined 100+ NGOs supporting the #Together4Forests movement.
The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure has helped Maderacre verify its positive impacts on biodiversity and carbon.
Companies committed to sustainable forest management in the Congo are doing their part to advance the life of Indigenous Peoples, like the Baaka, with dignity.
Forest management auditors needed an easier way to inspect conditions in and around certified forest areas. Enter FSC. We created the FSC GIS Portal, a geospatial web app to help auditors worldwide perform part of their duties remotely and be informed in near real time about logging or other activities in specific locations. The geospatial data can then be combined with satellite imagery to gauge how well an entity is adhering to FSC Principles and Criteria.
Tree cover loss
Intact forest landscapes
Indigenous and community lands
Boundary data of certified forest areas
Preparing for FSC certification and audits can be an expensive, time-consuming process. So our goal with our ever-expanding GIS-based toolbox is to give smallholders and community forest areas access to more cost-effective, user-friendly solutions that incorporate earth observation.
In 2019, FSC released our first set of GIS-based maps. Stakeholders are now able to digitally identify FSC-certified forest areas on top of a satellite base map. And in 2022 and beyond, our goal will be to continue developing our GIS verification program to enable more satellite monitoring and analysis of certified forest areas.
Watch how our GIS-based toolbox can prepare you for FSC certification and audits.
The FSC GIS Portal was developed to help survey our lands and protect them for years to come. Learn about the launch of this promising technology.