Forest Certification Processes in Russia and North America.
The Yale Program on Forest Policy and Governance partnered with the St. Petersburg-based Center for Independent Social Research for two exchange trips involving Russian and North American forest policy specialists. The program provided researchers and practicioners from both countries with the opportunity to share ideas regarding market campaigns, sustainable forestry practices, and the implementation of certification programs.
|Michael Conroy, Donna Cashore, and Antonina Kulyasova on a biodiversity tour of the WWF Pskov Model Forest (5.15.05)||The Kulyasova family (5.19.05)||Ben Cashore and Connie McDermott on St. Petersburg Bus|
|Folk Concert and Dancing, St. Petersburg (5.12.05)||Meeting at Ilim Pulp, St. Petersburg, (5.14.05)||Zhenya Belyakova (of Greenpeace Russia) at Mendocino Redwood Company, California|
|Irina Olimpieva, Tonia Kulyasova, and Maria Tysiachniouk in California Redwood Forest||IKEA in Moscow (5.17.05)||Redwood near California coast|
|Roundtable on forest certification and sustainable forest management in Belozersk, Russia (5.20.05)||Villagers near Pskov Model Forest, Pskov, Russia||Michael Conroy at Forest Certification Conference at the European University, St. Petersburg (5.12.05)|
|A church in Vologda, Russia (5.21.05)||Dinner in Pskov with US Group (5.15.05)||Russian Forest|