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The New Zealand Journal of Forestry


The quarterly publication of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry

The premier professional publication of the New Zealand forestry sector.

Published by Business Media Services Ltd on behalf of the Institute of Forestry, the Journal is the forum for important debate on forestry issues and is the vehicle for the publication of professional papers on New Zealand forestry.

 

THIS QUARTER

August 1999

HIGHLIGHTS:

The Certification Debate Under Scrutiny
Why the World needs Planted Forests
The NZIF Forest Valuation Standards are now available
Conference ’99 photo call

The growing momentum towards environmental certification of forest products is under scrutiny in the main Feature of the August 1999 edition of the New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 

Editorial

In his editorial Hugh Bigsby notes that many countries and organisations are involved in developing administering and marketing environmental certification programmes.  He makes the point that there arguments against applying overseas certification systems to New Zealand forestry. 

 New Zealand’s forestry industry is very export focused, so it may be that perhaps one type of certification will not serve all markets, Dr Bigsby says.  The delays in making a decision on which system to implement suggests that many companies may believe that deciding upon any particular one may not be prudent, at this stage. 

Comments

Rick Fletcher and Eric Hansen, of the College of Forestry, Oregon State University, provide details on Forest Certification Trends in North America and Europe.

Institute member, John Purey-Cust outlines the advance of certification in New Zealand, particularly in the southern regions of the South Island. 

Gerrit Marais, the Environmental Manager for the South African Forest Company Ltd, provides a South African perspective, outlining embracing certification has opened up new marketing opportunities for Safcol and has brought about a change in mindsets in a very short period.

 Karen Shaw, an Environmental Management Consultant with Opus International Consultants, writes on Using an Environmental System to achieve Environmental Performance Goals.  She notes that certification systems have been developed and subsequently been criticised for their inability to dictate a single means of achieving “environmental nirvana”.  Forest managers and operators should be aware that an environmental management system is management system that is developed from, and fully integrated with, existing practices and values of an organisation.

 A table providing details of Certification in New Zealand is provided.

 The full list of Contents of the August edition of the New Zealand Journal of Forestry is as follows:

 

EDITORIAL

The Circling Around Certification

 COMMENT

Forest Certification Trends in North America and Europe
Forest Certification South of Dunedin
FSC - A Safcol Experience
Using an Environmental System to achieve Goals

RECENT EVENTS

CRI funding under spotlight
Initiatives aim to boost FCL
New Carter Chief
Evergreen reports first operating profit
Olsen Seed entering the Radiata CP seed market
ForestSafe making impact
Proseed initiatives highlighted
Rotorua Forest Industry Cluster Group
Indicative MAF log prices

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Forest tax policy: The cost of bush and forest valuation in New Zealand  (Dr E. M. Bilek)
Does the world need planted forests (W. R. J. Sutton)

INSTITUTE NEWS

NZIF Indigenous Forest Management Committee
Rotorua Section News
NZIF Forest Valuation Working Party
Conference 1999 (Photo review)

EDUCATION

Waiariki Institute of Technology: Skill Enhancement placements
Lincoln University: Coppicing Trial
Canterbury School of Forestry: Dr Bruce Manley joins staff

CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Calendar 1999
Native Tree Forum

NEW INFORMATION

Strategy for Indigenous Production forests and timber industries
Third Southern Connection Congress
Maxwell Jacobs Fund
The Timberlands debate

BOOK REVIEW

The Working Forest of British Columbia

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

IFA News
Rayonier purchases timberlands
AusTimber 2000
Asia-Pacific Forestry towards 2010

LETTERS       

 FORTRADE

 

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