The objective of FSC-STD-01-003 is to provide consistent definitions of 'small' and 'low intensity' managed forests for the purpose of implementing streamlined certification and auditing procedures.
1. Expand the scope of the standard to cover and include all uses of the SLIMF concept within the FSC system to improve consistency and transparency.
2. Introduce an improved mechanism to develop and approve nationally adapted thresholds for ‘small’ and ‘low intensity’ when a deviation from the default categories is deemed necessary.
- Junia Karst Caminha Ruggiero, Neocert, Brazil
- Christine Hall, The Nature Conservancy, USA
- Michal Brink, CMO, South Africa
- Revision of FSC-STD-20-007: Standard for Forest Management Evaluations
- Development of FSC-PRO-30-011: Continuous Improvement Procedure
- Revision of FSC-PRO-60-010: Incorporating a risk-based approach in National Forest Stewardship Standards
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The SLIMF and Community Forest Eligibility Criteria D2-0 is open for public consultation until 18 November 2022
To support the public consultation FSC is offering three webinars for all interested parties. The webinars will include a question-and-answer period for participants. To register for an upcoming webinar, use the links below:
- November 2 16:00 - 17:00 CET (Español); Register here
- November 3 09:00 - 10:00 CET (English); Register here
- November 3 16:00 – 17:00 CET (English); Register here
After a short presentation on the proposed draft of the FSC-STD-01-003 V2.0, SLIMF and Community Forest Eligibility Criteria, opportunity is given to the audience to provide questions and to receive answers by the Community and Family Forest team at FSC International. Register using the following links:
- May 25 09:00 - 10:00 CET (English); Register here
- May 25 17:00 – 18:00 CET (English); Register here
- June 2 17:00 - 18:00 CET (Español); Register here
The SLIMF and Community Forest Eligibility Criteria is open for public consultation until 13 June 2022.
The FSC Board of Directors approved the revision of the SLIMF standard and the establishment of a Technical Working Group, requiring that the Terms of Reference specify that:
- All aspects of the application of the SLIMF concept shall be reviewed; and
- The specific needs of very smallholders, with forest lands of up to 20 hectares, shall be considered.
The Policy and Standards Committee recommended to FSC Board of Directors the approval of the revision process.
Internal stakeholder review for preparation of review report and identification of alignment needs