forest certification and readiness

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
INRS provides consulting for land owners and managers and private industries looking to conform with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program, a system of principles, objectives, performance measures and indicators developed by professional foresters, conservationists and scientists.

Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. INRS provides knowledgeable services to land managers and others looking to conform with FSC standards. INRS President Charles Levesque also provides auditing services through the Rainforest Alliance.

Tree Farm Group
The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) is a program of the American Forest Foundation committed to sustaining forests, watershed and healthy habitats through the power of private stewardship on smaller family forests. INRS works with group managers and landowners seeking certification to this sustainable forestry standard.

ISO 14001
First published in 1996, ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. It applies to those environmental aspects which the organization has control and over which it can be expected to have an influence. INRS offers certified inspection, plan development and implementation services for those companies aspiring to or maintaining ISO 14001 conformance.

Sample Clients
Pingree Heirs/Seven Islands Land Company
Finch Pruyn Company
State of North Carolina
F&W Forestry Services
Harden Furniture
Wagner Forest Management
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine