Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Empowering communities to create shared solutions

Roundtable on Sustainable Forests

(1999 - 2003)

The IEN assisted the Meridian Institute to coordinate a process chaired by the US Forest Service that was measuring sustainable forestry practices in the United States. The Roundtable for Sustainable Forests used an internationally developed set of seven criteria and 67 indicators of sustainable forests. The IEN assisted with facilitating a communications and outreach committee, facilitating Roundtable meetings and workshops, and developing communication materials in collaboration with project partners. The outcomes from these workshops was used to develop a national report on the status of the nation's forests in 2003.