Potlatch and Forest Certification
Potlatch is committed to sustainable forest management. For us, that means we want to make sure that people enjoy the many benefits of healthy, managed forests both today and in the future - benefits such as water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, forest products, recreation and more.
One of the ways we do this is abiding by credible forest certification systems, such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI ®) and the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC ®). All of our land management units are certified to either the SFI or FSC standards and we evaluate new land purchases for one or both certifications as specific market opportunities exist.
Third-party certification of our forest management is important for several reasons. First, it provides credible independent verification. Further, it ensures that our practices meet a set of specific and meaningful values. And finally, certification provides a clear process for continually improving all of our practices.