FSC has developed a set of Principles and Criteria for forest management that are applicable to all FSC-certified forests throughout the world. There are 10 Principles and 57 Criteria that address legal issues, indigenous rights, labor rights, multiple benefits, and environmental impacts surrounding forest management.
Once upon a time Swampdancer's sole business model was offering FSC Forest Management (FM) auditing services to private landowners and small groups of landowners managed by a centralized FSC FM Group manager. Stacy Kontrabecki spent countless hours tromping across the landscape inspecting the woodlands managed by some of the finest foresters and natural resource manager. Stacy appreciates the dedication of those landowners willing to invite annual auditing of their operations, and the ensuing paperwork that FSC FM certification demands.
It is this tenure as an FSC woodlands auditor and hands-on forest management experience accrued since 1992 that makes Stacy Kontrabecki an excellent advocate for well managed forestry in the chain of custody market.
Intimate with the FSC Forest Management Standards for U.S. Operations, Stacy is available to foresters and land managers for consultation, monitoring and document/management plan update and review on FSC woodlands they manage.