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Implementation Support for FSC Controlled Wood

NRA Specified Risk – Critical Biodiversity Area

Central Appalachian CBA

The forests are significant in the diversity of different forest types that occur and within them a large number of different tree species that occur, along with incredibly diverse understories and associated wildlife species. The geologic history, change in elevation, and diverse topography and climate have resulted in a very large number of microhabitats within the region. Additionally, the mountains served as a refuge for northern species during the last ice age. It also represents one of two regions left in the world where relics of ancient mesic forest still exist.

The region’s freshwater systems are together considered to be the richest temperate freshwater ecosystem in the world representing the highest richness and endemism in mussels, fish, crayfish and other invertebrates for the entire world. The southern running riverine systems allowed many aquatic species to escape the glaciers of the last ice age and then re-establish afterward.

MixedWood Mitigation Resources

MixedWood Fact Sheet (Electronic & Print)

Suitable for electronic and print distribution to suppliers, landowners, and interested stakeholders. Includes a general description of the Specified Risk subject with links to mitigation actions and additional information.

Current Version: v4.0
Revision Update: December 2022
Reviewed: December 2022

MixedWood Additional Resource Package 1 of 2

A collection of downloadable resources for information and mitigation recommendations.

Updated with new resources: 5/19/2020

MixedWood Additional Resource Package 2 of 2

We found so many great resources for this CBA that we created a second package!

Updated with new resources: 5/19/2020

FSC Mitigation Options & Resources
for Central Appalachian CBA

FSC US has created a number of map-related resources to assist a certificate holder in determining if their supply area overlaps an area of specified risk. Click on the map below to view larger and to save for your own reference.

FSC offers spatial data layouts by request, as well as a list of counties that overlap specified risk areas. You can find more information about those here.

This document provides lists of organizations, regional programs, collaborative partnerships, research groups, and universities, or agencies who are working on issues relevant to the Central Appalachian CBA. The documents are provided as resources for certified organizations as they seek to implement mitigation options. The lists will continue to be updated as new information is identified.

For a complete list of mitigation resources for multiple/all specified risks, you can read more here.

FSC released Controlled Wood Regional Meeting Reports for three major US regions which can be found under the applicable region pages on our site. These reports contain the final mitigation options, along with background information on the Regional Meetings and the mitigation option development process. They are meant to assist a certificate holder in implementing control measures and mitigation options.

MixedWood created a PDF document excerpt of Annex 2 and Annex 3 from these Regional Meeting Reports for each Specified Risk.

– Annex 2 lists Mitigation Options by Specified Risk Topic

– Annex 3 provides a Specified Risk Overview, why FSC designated each as a High Conservation Value (HCV), in-depth identified threats and concerns, and more information about what FSC would like to achieve with your help.

Download Annex 2: Mitigation Options and Annex 3: Specified Risk Overview for Central Appalachian CBA

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