Welcome to the forest certification module

This web-based learning module has been designed to provide a brief and concise explanation of forest certification. The links provided on the left side of the page will take you through what you need to know about forest certification from a concise definition of certification to the basics of getting started on certification for your property.

There are several benefits of forest certification and there are several types of certification systems available. These benefits will be covered briefly, as will the types of certification systems.

Begin by selecting the "What is Forest Certification?" link on the left and then continue through the links until you have finished reviewing all of the material.

About the Author

Dr. David Mercker is an Extension Forester with University of Tennessee Extension in Jackson, TN. His dissertation research focused on perspectives of forest landowners on forest certification. Dr. Mercker may be contacted at the following address:   dcmercker@utk.edu.