This standard was developed in accordance with FSC's normative document for the development and maintenance of Forest Stewardship Standards. The document is applicable to all forest operations seeking FSC certification within The Netherlands. The standard applies to all types and sizes of forests. The scope does not cover non-timber forest products. Revisions of Forest Stewardship Standards are ongoing, and all existing standards will be transferred to the revised Principles & Criteria version 5-2. All standards are valid until replaced by a new Forest Stewardship Standard.