DNR Honored for Forest Certification Efforts
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:30:48 EST
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has achieved honors for its work to sustainably manage nearly four million acres of state forests.
The DNR is among 16 organizations and individuals to earn Leadership Awards from the Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s leading forest certification system. The awards were presented Wednesday at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.
“We were blown away by the accomplishments of our award winners this year,” said Corey Brinkema, President of the Forest Stewardship Council US. “By building the market for FSC products, the award winners show we can conserve forests, even as we use forest products in our daily lives.”
The DNR was honored for being one of the longest-standing FSC-certified forest managers in the Lake States region.
Michigan is certified by both the FSC and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Learn more about the DNR’s efforts at michigan.gov/forestry.