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Jennifer Gagnon

Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
Dealing with Timber Theft May 1, 2009 420-136
Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia Oct 5, 2010 420-039
Investing in Sustainable Forestry; A Guide for Virginia’s Forest Landowners May 18, 2011 420-186
Shortleaf Pine: An Option for Virginia Landowners May 1, 2009 420-165
Sustainable Forestry: A Guide for Virginia Forest Landowners May 1, 2009 420-139
The Role of Logging Business Owners in Forest Certification
Many forest products companies and landowners participate in forest certification programs. Forest certification programs set standards for sustainable forest management and verify that they are being met. Certification programs can demonstrate to consumers that certified forest products come from trees that were grown and harvested sustainably. Participants in certification programs commit to meeting sustainable forest management standards and are periodically audited by a third party to verify compliance.
May 22, 2013 ANR-51NP
To Certify or Not? An Important Question for Virginia’s Family Forest Owners

Family forest owners ask themselves many questions about their properties, such as if and when to cut timber, what types of wildlife to manage for, how to control exotic invasive species, and how to protect water quality. An increasingly common question that forest owners ask is whether they should certify their forests.

This publication can help forest owners determine if certification is an appropriate option. It defines certification, as well as its benefits and costs, and describes three common certification programs in Virginia. It also covers how family forest owners can begin the certification process, lists sources of additional information, and answers frequently asked questions.

Sep 9, 2013 ANR-50P
Trees and Water Jul 30, 2012 ANR-18NP
Virginia Master Naturalist, Basic Training Course, Forest Ecology and Management in Virginia Mar 21, 2013 465-315 (ANR-43NP)