The National Standard for Forest Management is developed by a Standard Development Group accredited by FSC () International. In Romania, the Standard Development Group obtained the accreditation in June 2014.
The Standard Development Group is divided in three chambers: Environmental, Economic and Social, with at least three members in each chamber. The SDG members have equal voting rights in the Standard development process.
The SDG members were selected based on:
a) relevant experience in their field activity
b) previous experience in working with standards and procedures (the FSC certification system was an advantage)
c) experience in working with stakeholders, including the ability to review their comments and to answer them
d) understanding of and support for the mission and vision of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
There are nine members of the Romanian Standard Development Group, three for each chamber, as follows:
Buzea Andreea Liana –Asociatia EcoAssist
Graduate of the Faculty of Management within the University of Bucharest, she has an experience of over ten years in environmental and social projects.
She is the founder and coordinator of the national projects “Planting Good Deeds in Romania” and “The Tree Store”.
President of the Association EcoAssist, she initiated the campaign with national impact “Let’s do it Romania!”
Dr. Stancioiu Tudor – Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov
Graduate of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov, Tudor Stancioiu has a doctorate degree in Environmental Management, Policy and Sciences of the prestigious Berkeley University of California. At present he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov where he teaches Forest Ecology.
For the last ten years he has been involved in the preparation and identification of the HCVFs for obtaining the FSC certificate in more than five forest management units. He is one of the most active specialists who contributed in the development of the HCVF Guidelines for Romania.
Vlad Radu – WWF Romania Danube Carpathian Programme Association
Graduate of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov, he has an experience of over ten years in forestry. He represents the WWF Romania Danube Carpathian Programme Association. His current position is that of Coordinator for Forest Programmes. He developed and implemented projects at local, national and regional levels for promoting the FSC certification as a reliable instrument for the promotion of a responsible forest management. He has been actively involved in the FSC certification process for the state and private forests of local communities in Romania, taking part in the certification of over 2.5 million ha. He coordinated and contributed as forestry expert in the development of the Practical Guide for the Identification and Management of the High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) in Romania, Second edition.
Dr. Viorel Gheorghe Marinescu – Physical person
Forestry engineer, graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at the University “Transilvania” in Brasov.
Since 2008 he has a doctorate, awarded by the same university.
He has extensive practical experience in forestry, between 1979-1999 he worked as a forestry engineer in the Valcea Forest Inspectorate and chief to Dragasani Forest Management Unit (Valcea Forestry Division).
Another long period of professional activity was carried on in the Ministry of Water, Environment and Forests (later the Ministry of Agriculture), where he held the position of General Manager.
In present he is an associated lecturer at the “Transilvania” University from Brasov.
Mihaila Laurentiu – National Forest Administration – ROMSILVA
Graduate of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov, he has an experience of over ten years in applied forestry in Romania within the Prahova Forest Directorate. At present he is responsible for the FSC certification of the forest management in the National Forest Administration – ROMSILVA, coordinating the process at national level. RNP – ROMSILVA is the manager of over 2.5 million ha of forests certified in compliance with both the forest management standard and the controlled wood standard.
Moisa Constantin – Professional Association of Forestry Services Contractors
Graduate of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov, he has an experience of over ten years in forest management planning, GIS, environment assessment, afforestation through the company he is running (IRISILVA).
He is a member of the working group on National Risk Assessment for Controlled Wood in Romania, an environment evaluator accredited by the Ministry for the Environment and a technical expert in forestry accredited by the Ministry of Justice. He was involved as an expert in the development of the Guide for the Identification of the HCVF in Romania, second edition and in the preparations for obtaining the FSC certification of private and state forest management organisatons in Romania.
Dr. Boroica Ioan –Maramures Museum
He has a doctorate degree in culture history, in History Institute of the Romanian Academy “George Baritiu” in Cluj-Napoca. He has a master degree in Ethnology and Social Anthropology granted by the North University of Baia Mare.
At present he is a curator in the Maramures Museum in Sighetu-Marmatiei. Along the time he has been involved in several ethnology and sociology projects. He cooperated with WWF in the development of the Guide for the Identification of the HCVF in Romania, second edition, categories 5 and 6.
Mihai Dorina – Brasov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development
Dorina Mihai is a project manager of Brasov Agency for Sustainable Development. The agency was founded in order to represent the interests of the inhabitants of Brasov town and its surroundings and to contribute to the sustainable development of the country central area together with the local communities.
She has an experience of at least ten years as project manager in the environmental and social fields.
Rati Longin – CONSILVA
Graduate of the Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering of Brasov, he has an experience of over 30 years in the Romanian forestry.
At present he is deputy president of CONSILVA trade-union and represents the interests of the Romanian forestry operators. He is in charge with the Work Health and Safety within the Maramures Forest Directorate.