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FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL – GREEN CERTIFICATION MANAGEMENT PLAN (FSC)

The Forest Stewardship Council Green Certification Management Plan (FSC) is a working guide that allows the Holyoke Water Works (HWW) to protect the quality of water, which moves through their forested lands, maintaining a health inventory through a select and diverse harvesting program.

The document provides guidance for the stewardship decisions necessary for the development of a species diverse, all-aged forest that works as a natural filtration and purification system for water. The planning process allows HWW to maximize a mix of forest benefits including timber harvesting, carbon sequestration, cultural resources, endangered and protected habitats, and preservation of wildlife.

In today’s quickly changing climate environment, a plan provides strategies for the HWW decisions for the maintenance of a healthy and resilient resource. A good plan combines the natural and geographic characteristics of forest watershed with HWW water quality protection interests and objectives to produce a set of forest management recommendations Forest Stewardship Council Green Certification holds the HWW management planning process to a higher standard of watershed management, which reflects internationally approved standards for silviculture and resource protection.

Forest Stewardship-Green Certification Management Plan for: Manhan Reservoir

Forest Stewardship-Green Certification Management Plan for: McLean Reservoir Ashley Reservoir

Forest Stewardship-Green Certification Management Plan for: Ashley Reservoir

Forest Stewardship-Green Certification Management Plan for: Whiting Street Reservoir

Forest Stewardship-Green Certification Management Plan for: Huntington Lands

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