Lyme Timber is committed to stewardship practices that maintain long-term forest productivity while conserving the ecological health and biological diversity of the forest. The Company’s forest management practices are guided by several broad principles including:
- Maintaining long-term forest and soil productivity
- Conservation of water quality, wetlands and riparian zones
- Making efficient use of the forest’s multiple products
- Conservation and enhancement of habitats that support a full range of native plants and animals
- Protection of unique or fragile areas
- Maintenance of scenic quality by limiting adverse aesthetic impacts of forest harvesting, particularly in high-elevation areas and vistas
- Enhancing the long-term social and economic well being of forest workers and local communities
- Monitoring and compliance with all laws and regulations
The Lyme Timber Company is both FSC® and SFI® Certified and all of Lyme’s working timberland properties are managed under one or both of these forest management certification standards.
FSC License Code: FSC-C003016
SFI Certification Number: BV-SFIS-US005234-1
These programs conduct rigorous, on-site audits each year to verify compliance with comprehensive standards that promote sustainable, environmentally sound, socially beneficial management of forests. In many cases, the working forest conservation easements on Lyme’s timberlands require ongoing certification even after a property changes hands.
For more information about Lyme Timber’s certification programs, please contact Sean Ross, Lyme’s Director of Forestry Operations and Certification Manager.