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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Stewardship Standards already require forest managers to maintain/conserve or enhance/restore ecosystem services and environmental values. They also require the managers of FSC-certified forests to identify, produce, or enable the production of diversified benefits and/ or products based on the range of resources and ecosystem services existing in the management unit. The procedure offers a framework for verifying impacts and approving FSC ecosystem services claims that can be used by forest managers to access ecosystem services markets and/or other benefits. It set out the requirements for FSC-certified forest managers to credibly demonstrate the impact of their activities on the maintenance, conservation, restoration or enhancement of ecosystem services.
This document is written for forest managers who are looking for additional technical guidance for using the FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure (FSC-PRO-30-006) to improve their access to ecosystem services markets.
This guidance is mainly focused on giving extra support with impact demonstration explaining the seven steps required to demonstrate ecosystem services impacts in detail.