Controlled Wood Club

MixedWood LLC

Implementation Support for FSC Controlled Wood

NRA Specified Risk – Critical Biodiversity Area

Florida Panhandle CBA

The Florida Panhandle is reported to be one of the 5 richest biodiversity hotspots in North America. Of particular importance are frogs, snakes, turtles, and mussels. This concentration of biodiversity is driven by river systems (particularly the Apalachicola River), longleaf pine savanna habitat and unique steephead ravines. Biodiversity richness is centered on the area where the Chattahoochee River meets the Flint River and form the Apalachicola River. Steephead Ravines along the Apalachicola River system contain a wide diversity of species including rare, threatened, and endangered species, due largely to the variety of site conditions and microclimates.

Historically, longleaf pine savanna supported incredibly high species richness and was maintained by fire. The biodiversity values are driven in part by the resulting understory plant community. Eglin Air Force Base within this CBA includes one of the largest remaining longleaf pine forests under single ownership.

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 Florida Panhandle 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 Florida Panhandle 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 Florida Panhandle CBA