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Consultation closing on Nelson City Council’s forestry management

By Skara Bohny
Stuff.co.nz
June 28, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: International

Consultation on how Nelson City Council manages its commercial forests will close this week.  The council is seeking public feedback on its plan to seek Forest Stewardship Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a globally-recognised forestry standards authority.  The city council owns several forestry blocks, managed by PF Olsen, in the Brook, Maitai, Roding, and Marsden Valley.  PF Olsen has prepared a Forest Management Plan for the next five years, from June 2020 until June 2025, to achieve the certification.   The plan includes reference to Nelson Council’s plan to convert some of its commercial forestry blocks from Douglas Pine, which is prone to spreading, to either radiata for continued commercial harvesting, or back into native forest.  The FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organisation which promotes environmentally, socially and economically beneficial forestry management.

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