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State Forest Certification

The DCNR Bureau of Forestry is committed to managing state forests in accordance with or exceeding the FSC standard toward long term ecological, social, and economic sustainability.

Pennsylvania state forests are certified (FSC® C017154) by Scientific Certification Systems under the Forest Stewardship Council™ standards. The FSC® is an independent organization supporting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

Timber harvested from Pennsylvania's state forests is FSC® certified. This ensures that the chain-of-custody from the forestland to the mill can be continued and that products are coming from forests managed in an environmentally responsible manner.