Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy announced the acquisition of 64 acres of forestland recently donated by WestRock, a leading supplier of differentiated paper and packaging solutions. This beautiful stretch of land situated just west of the Hudson River in the town of Bethlehem, N.Y., is a rarity among the development that has rapidly claimed the river valley’s natural spaces. Following the generous donation from WestRock Company, MHLC will ensure the land’s permanent protection. This forestland has long been a focus of local conservation efforts. Along with significant ecological value, the property also has historical interest as part of the original Corning family estate. MHLC Executive Director Mark King said, “We are so pleased to announce the acquisition of this important property and want to acknowledge the generosity of the WestRock Company that made the conservation of this property possible. The acquisition captures an important part of the former Corning estate, which was such an important part of Albany history and preserves some of the remaining open space in this rapidly developing area.”
On March 31, 2022, public consultation opened on Draft 2 of the FSC US National Forest Stewardship Standard (Version 2).
As a voluntary certification system, FSC relies on input from stakeholder to ensure our standards are practical and impactful for organizations that choose to seek certification.
Engagement from diverse stakeholders is key to maintaining and improving FSC’s credibility – so thank you in advance for reviewing and commenting at www.engage.us.fsc.org.
This public consultation includes Draft 2 materials for all elements of the standard:
*Base indicators that will be applicable to most FSC certified forest management organizations
*Family Forest Indicators for small and low intensively managed forests
*Plantation Indicators for management units that include plantations, as defined by FSC
*Federal Lands Supplementary Requirements for management units that are managed by Federal agencies
This will be the final public consultation during the Version 2 standard revision process. All input must be submitted through the FSC consultation platform by Tuesday, May 31, 2022, when public consultation will close.