How it works (audit process):
Every year, auditors from FSC and SFI visit the state forest and evaluate on-the-ground activities such as cutting, planting and burning. They interview DNR staff and asses our management activities against the two separate certification standards. If we’re not measuring up, they will issue corrective action requests to bring the practices into conformance with the standards.
Every five years, FSC and SFI conduct more comprehensive audits to renew our certification.
We also audit ourselves annually to ensure that our practices are in accordance with our policies and procedures - and therefore the certification standards - and that we are committed to improving our forest management.