SAFAS Forest Management Certification Course 2022

The following questionnaire is based on the SAFAS Forest Management Course for 2022

Complete the following multiple choice questions by selecting the most appropriate answer. You may consult the SAFAS standards and policies while taking the test.
1. The SAFAS document that describes the requirements for group certification
2. The SAFAS Standard is based on the following South African National policy document:
3. Which international certification system has endorsed the SAFAS Standard?
4. What is the most fundamental legal requirement to grow timber in South Africa?
5. In TA areas, under what conditions is it NOT necessary to request evidence of rights to use the land?
6. In order to find out if a site disturbing activity requires an EIA the following document/s must be consulted:
7. Which of the following is NOT a function of the SAFAS Council.
8. Indicator 4.1.2 seeks to protect soil through responsible residue management. Which of the following is not an obvious benefit of retaining plantations residues?
9. What are key aspects to consider when selecting equipment and techniques for maintaining roads.
10. Under what circumstances does the following requirement not apply? Annual harvest does not exceed the annual increment, or where this is exceeded it is justified and a plan of how any over-cutting is to be compensated for in future, is prepared.
11. Under what circumstances is it permitted for a grower that stores chemicals not to have a dedicated chemical storeroom.
12. What approach should be taken to manage pests in order to reduce the overall use of potentially harmful chemicals?
13. It is a legal requirement to be a member of a fire protection association (FPA). Under what circumstances might the organisation be exempt from this requirement?
14. What statement does not accurately reflect what should be considered when deciding on measures to take to control damage causing animals?
15. Which SAFAS indicator attempts to ensure that organisations play a postive role in addressing unemployment while being sensistive to the local socio-economic conditions?
16. The following is NOT information that is required to record for Chain of Custody.
17. A select group of species that are especially important for their ecosystem and for people. They are usually nationally, or globally threatened, possibly endemic and require conservation effort. What does this definition refer to?
18. When cattle beloning to neighbouring communities are grazing on the FMU, the risks of overgrazing needs to be weighed up against firstly, the risk to:
19. Plantations established on land converted from natural forests after what year, will not be eligible for certification?
20. Which organisations are authorised to issue permits for harvesting of species from natural ecosystems?
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