Enjoying FSC®-certified Forests

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  • December 9, 2016

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

In any season, spending time in a forest nurtures renewal and fosters well being. Spring bursts with verdant growth and abundant wildlife, summer thrives with bright sun and long days, autumn manifests strikings colors and abundant harvest, and winter offers profound stillness and reflective silence. Hiking in well-managed forests deepens this experience as one sees first-hand the diversity of trees of all species and sizes, rich understories with an array of plants and sustaining nurse logs, and many signs of wildlife.

We are fortunate that many FSC®-certified forests in the Pacific Northwest are open for public enjoyment. These lands offer an opportunity to all of us to know what healthy forests look and feel like. Here’s a list we’ve been working up of our FSC-certified members and other woods that are FSC-certified:

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