The standard is being developed by a group of six people, with two representing social interests, two representing environmental interests, and two representing economic interests.
In selecting Standards Development Group (SDG) members, we were looking for people who understand issues surrounding management of small woodlands, who can represent not only their own views but also the views of others with similar interests, who can work together constructively, and who can bring fresh perspectives to the certification of small woodlands in the UK. And of course we were particularly keen to see owners of small woodlands well represented.
The following SDG members were selected by the project Steering Group:
For an outline of the SDG’s activities, see the timeline below. You can find more details in the terms of reference in the helpful downloads section.
Call for SDG members: June 2018
SDG members appointed: July 2018
First SDG meeting: October 2018
Second SDG meeting: November 2018
Online SDG meetings: March 2019
Country profile completed: March 2019
Online SDG meeting: April 2019
Third SDG meeting: May 2019
Fourth SDG meeting: July 2019
Steering Group meeting: September 2019
The project is now significantly behind our original, very ambitious timescale (see the news stories below). Nevertheless, it has already produced valuable material for standard development, and we are confident that a draft standard will be ready for consultation and testing in 2020.
To keep up to date with the work of the SDG, check out the latest news stories – or join the consultative forum to be updated directly:
- FSC UK Small Woods Project
- Small Woods Project update - what is a small wood, and what are the issues to address in an FSC standard?
- Small Woods Project update – why make one standard when you can make two?
- Taking our Small Woods work to the next level
- Small Woods Project Update - Low Intensity Management Standard Submitted to UKWAS Review