Fostering Forest Certification Processes in Russia and North America.
Spring 2005 & Fall 2004

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.

Russian participant biographies
North American participants biographies
St. Petersburg mini-conference announcement
Yale conference schedule

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