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Markets, Trade and Policy Program

Since it’s inception ISF programs worked within market realities to provide incentives for sustainable forest management. As the first domestic certifier of sustainably harvested wood products ISF played a key role in the development of the SmartWood™ national certification network. With certification in place, and with a deepening understanding of the impact of trade and policy on periodic cycles in forest products markets in the Pacific Northwest, ISF continues to support the development of effective policy and market-based strategies for non-industrial landowners practicing SmartWood and Forest Stewardship Council certified resource management.