FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) draft for Nepal

The NFSS provides benchmarks (indicators) for interested parties to manage their forests environmentally appropriate: the production of timber, non-timber products and ecosystem services maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes; socially beneficial: forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits and therefore provides strong incentives to sustain forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans; economically viable: forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities. The tension between the need to generate adequate financial returns and the principles of responsible forest operations can be reduced through efforts to market forest products for their best value.

Download the FSC NFSS Nepal pre-approval draft (3.0).