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Who Is GreenLink?

"GreenLink Forest Resources LLC was founded to offer FSC® group certification to small landowners in a cost–effective manner through the GreenLink Forest Stewards Group. Group certification allows smaller forest landowners a mechanism to achieve forest certification that otherwise would be cost-prohibitive."

GreenLink Forest Resources LLC was founded by Chester Kearse Jr. to serve as the group entity or group manager for the GreenLink Forest Stewards Group, a Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certified group.

The GreenLink Forest Stewards group offers cost effective FSC® certification and chain-of-custody for small and medium sized landowners.

GreenLink offers truly ‘independent’ FSC® Group Certification because there is no direct affiliation whatsoever with any industry, conservation, or forestland management organization.

GreenLink Forest Resources LLC was created to provide sustainable forest products to global markets and to uphold the Principles of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) on the forest lands of small private landholders in the Southeast, primarily in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Consumers of wood products around the world are increasingly asking for verifiable sourcing that confirms the sustainability of the wood supply chain through third-party auditing and chain-of-custody tracking. GreenLink Forest Resources LLC was founded to offer FSC® group certification to small landowners in a cost–effective manner through the GreenLink Forest Stewards Group. Group certification allows smaller forest landowners a mechanism to achieve forest certification that otherwise would be cost-prohibitive. Group members do not hold individual FSC® certificates, but as long as they comply with all the requirements of group membership, their forest properties are covered by the forest management certificate issued to the group entity.

GreenLink Forest Resources LLC is a South Carolina chartered company that will serve as the Group Manager or legal management entity for the GreenLink Forest Stewards Group. The founder and president of GreenLink Forest Resources LLC is Chester Kearse Jr. As president of Kearse Land & Timber Corporation, Mr. Kearse has over 10 years of experience managing the first private FSC®-certified forest in South Carolina. He brings over 32 years total forest management experience to GreenLink. Mr. Kearse is a Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester and is an SAF Fellow. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Service to Forestry award from the Appalachian Society of American Foresters in 2004 and received recognition as the 2001 Outstanding Clemson Forestry Alumnus among other forestry related awards and recognition. Mr. Kearse can be reached at 803-368-8130 (o) or 803-383-2948 (c).


 

GreenLink Forest Stewards GreenLink Forest Resources, LLC is Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) Group Certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Forest Stewardship Council Rainforest Alliance
For more information, contact Chester (Ched) Kearse, Jr. by using the contact form on this site, email: greenlinkstewards@gmail.com,
or call: (803) 368-8130 - office or (803) 383-2948 - cell. GreenLink Forest Resources, LLC, PO Box 138, Olar, SC 29843
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