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FSC Canada releases new draft standard

Photo: Ekenheim/Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Ekenheim/Wikimedia Commons
Published by
Simon Matthis - 18 Dec 2015

FSC Canada is currently revising its forest management standards.

Proactive and comprehensive, the standard aims to advance current practice.  Significant adaptations include the reconciliation of Aboriginal Rights in forest management planning, protection of endangered species and recognition of progressive labour practices whilst confirming that forests are essential to sustain rural and northern livelihoods.

As quoted by Pulp & Paper Canada, Environmental Chamber representative, Pier-Olivier Boudreault says, “ We’re optimistic that FSC’s new standard will play a strong role in addressing issues that no other forest certification system covers, such as woodland caribou conservation and free, prior and informed consent from First Nations.”