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Glossary: sustainable forest management

sustainable forest management: a set of processes and practices that permits the goods and services derived from the forest to meet present-day needs while at the same time securing their continued availability and contribution to long-term development. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Examples of forest certification programs include American Tree Farm System (ATFS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).