Forest Certification

In 2001 Cass County Land Department became certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  Forest Certification is a process in which the Land Department procedures and practices are evaluated annually by an independent third party auditor.  The county acquired this certification to ensure the public and consumers that products generated from the Cass County forest are being managed in an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable manner. 

Forest Certification Annual Audit Report

This certification report contains various sections of information and findings and several annexes.  Sections 1-4 of the report are public information about the forest management operation.  The remainder of the annexes are confidential,   A copy of the public summary of this report can be obtained on the FSC website at

Forest Certificate