Membership Eligibility

To be eligible for membership you must have demonstrated active commitment to implementing or promoting the FSC Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management. How you may have done this depends on the nature of your interest in forests and so for the purposes of assessing eligibility there are different categories of membership to which specific criteria apply. For example, forest managers are required to be FSC certified or actively seeking certification.

To assess whether you satisfy these criteria, the Board requires specific documentation along with your application form. At the rear of these guidelines are the criteria for each category of membership, and its documentation requirements. You can use this guide as a checklist in preparing your application.

Proposer and Seconder
Your application for membership must be proposed and seconded by existing members of FSC Australia. There is space on the application form to name the proposer and seconder, however if you do not know any current members willing to support your application, you may leave this section blank.

Applications are assessed by a sub-committee of the Board, who provide a recommendation to the Board as to whether your application should be accepted. Members of the sub-committee may nominate and second your application if it is to be recommended for acceptance.

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