FSC NZ on the Map

FSC-certified forests are distributed all over the world. FSC has been collecting maps of certified operations, while understanding the different conditions experienced by different forest managers and respecting the confidentiality of some of this data.

Here in New Zealand, as in many things, we have led the way. This page presents the dedication to transparency that our foresters strive for through our FSC forestry standards and own aspirations.

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FSC on the Map

The FSC uses interactive GIS maps to make it easy to identify and visualise data relating to forest boundaries, certificate details, management entities, and so much more. This information is updated regularly on a voluntary basis.

If you wish to contribute to the map with new certified locations, please follow this link to the platform where you can register and contribute to the maps. All files provided must meet the data requirements in this template. The registration on the platform is subject to terms and conditions, and contribution to the map is subject to a license agreement to ensure authorised use of data by FSC.

Upon contribution, our qualified staff will validate the correctness of the data as a pre-condition to the publication of the files. Publication may take up to two weeks, provided that the data submitted is correct.

For more information about the FSC on the Map project or its related F&Q, check out this link.

New Zealand Forests

True to form, Kiwis have already been hard at work innovating. New Zealand’s forest managers have produced a similar map to that of the FSC on the Map project. If your interest is purely local, then this map may be more to your liking. It contains local FSC-certified forests and has them colour coded for easy differentiation between boundaries.

FSC New Zealand Certified Forests