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Forest Stewardship Council U.S. Appoints Sarah Billig as President

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April 2, 2024 - Forest Stewardship Council United States (FSC US) announced the appointment of Sarah Billig as its new President following a comprehensive internal and external search. Billig steps into the role succeeding Stuart Hale, Forestry Program Manager for the US and Canada Carbon Markets Team at The Nature Conservancy, who has been serving as Interim President while also Co-Chairing the Board of Directors.

With nearly 25 years of expertise in forestry and natural resources management, Billig brings a wealth of experience to her new position. In her previous role as Stewardship Director at the Mendocino Companies, she was key in expanding sustainability initiatives, enhancing certified lands, and spearheading entry into new markets including carbon sequestration.

"Sarah is coming to us with years of experience working with FSC, including previously Co-Chairing the FSC US Board and serving on multiple committees and working groups," said Hale. "In addition, her experiences as someone working on and managing lands within the FSC system provide Sarah with valuable perspectives on the opportunities and challenges we face in achieving our strategic goals."

Billig commented, "I am eager to embark on this journey, particularly the process of learning and listening to insights that?amplify the value of well-managed forests. These forests serve as the lifeblood of our planet, nurturing rural communities, safeguarding clean water and air, and fortifying our resilience in the face of climate challenges."

FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified. FSC US is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates as a National Office of FSC International, which is based in Bonn, Germany.

SOURCE: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

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