Dovetail Signs onto Letter Supporting Pilot Certification Assessments on National Forests



In 2005, the USDA Forest Service, in partnership with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, announced plans for certification “pilot tests” on 7 National Forest units around the country. The purpose of the project is to provide the Forest Service with a greater understanding of the value and applicability of forest certification to the National Forest System. More information about this project is available from In March, Dovetail Partners signed onto a letter to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC-US) supporting the completion of these pilot assessments and a renewed effort to find workable solutions for engaging federal lands in certification opportunities.