Lead the change for our forests

Coming together to put forests first

FSC / Milan Reška

Forests are a vital resource that play a valuable role in our environment, communities, and economy.

Truly responsible forest management balances these interests to achieve outcomes that benefit all.

That’s why we’re governed by a global network of over 1,000 individuals and member organizations representing environmental, social, and economic perspectives.

Our democratic and participative system brings these diverse perspectives together to find solutions that protect healthy, resilient forests worldwide.

Make your voice heard

As an FSC member, you’ll work within our global ecosystem to:
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Driving change

Make real change in how our forests are valued and managed.

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Partnering together

Determine how private and public organizations can best work together to support forests, communities, and businesses.

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Upholding our principles

Share in decision-making and uphold the integrity and resilience of the FSC system.

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Building relationships

Cultivate relationships between business, environmental, indigenous, and community leaders.

Why become a member?

Watch FSC members share their passion for working to put forests first.
Fran Raymond Price

Fran Raymond Price

Environmental North member Fran Raymond Price takes action for forests and people with FSC.

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Rulita Wijayaningdyah

Rulita Wijayaningdyah

Social South member Rulita Wijayaningdyah shares how she’s fighting for worker’s rights with FSC.

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Hans Djurberg

Hans Djurberg

Economic North member Hans Djurberg on how FSC uses the power of the market to help protect the world’s forests.

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Stay connected to the FSC ecosystem

FSC members collaborate using our online portal.

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We can all be forest stewards

Everyone has a role to play in supporting healthy and resilient forests.


To become a member, you’ll apply to join one of our three chambers. Each chamber has an equal voice in the decision-making process and is divided into northern and southern sub-chambers to ensure equity.

How members make an impact

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FSC / Bablu Singh

Our members play an active role in shaping the future of FSC and advancing our commitment to responsible forestry. As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Submit initiatives. Every member has the right and responsibility to submit initiatives for consideration.
  • Vote. Every FSC member can participate and vote in all FSC general assemblies.
  • Be elected to an office. All members are eligible for election to any of the offices of the organization, including the FSC board of directors.

Join us

To apply, you will need to provide information about yourself or your organization and upload supporting documentation. You can find more information in our application portal, or you can apply by mail.

Ready to join the FSC ecosystem as a member?
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