JLC • NEW ENGLAND UPDATE • FEBRUARY 1996 JLC • NEW ENGLAND UPDATE • MAY 1996 Sustainable Wood A million certified "Well- Managed" acres of Maine forest supply lumber to New England and abroad by Ted Cushman A collection of family-owned Maine woodlands has become North America's largest environmentally certified timber operation. Certified as a "Well- Managed Forest" by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in 1993, Seven Islands Land Company manages property bought by David Pingree in 1841 and now owned by his descendants. The company's green-labeled products, including softwood framing lumber, hardwood flooring and millwork, and white cedar shingles, are available throughout New England and abroad. A family firm. The Pingree family's holdings once extended to over 2 million acres, owned jointly since the turn of the century with