Since cutting its first tree in 2000, Iisaak has been a leader in FSC®-certified forestry – the “gold standard” for eco-forestry worldwide. In September 2006, Iisaak’s FSC® certification was temporarily suspended because the company was not meeting FSC’s standard for business management performance. As part of a turnaround strategy implemented by Ecotrust Canada, the company improved its performance and its FSC® certification was re-instated in August 2007, allowing it to sell its wood into FSC®-certified markets.
Iisaak Forest Resources is a pioneer in implementing FSC certification and ecosystem-based management (EBM) in BC's coastal rainforests. EBM is an adaptive approach to forestry that ensures the coexistence of healthy, fully functioning ecosystems and timber harvesting.