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Sustainable Forest Management - Criteria and Indicators [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada

Information explaining Canada's sustainable forest mangement criteria and indicators for each.

Certification [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

Third-party certification provides assurance that a forest company is operating legally and sustainably and in compliance with world-recognized standards for sustainable forest management. Forest certification can help companies demonstrate that they are responsible forest managers.

The State of Canada's Forests: Annual Report 2011 [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada
Year of publication: 
2011

The State of Canada’s Forests annual report for 2011 features an insightful review of the past year for Canada's forests and forest sector; statistical profiles for Canada and the provinces and territories; and, a sample of the indicators for sustainable forest management, along with the most recent information on how Canada’s forests are doing in each area.

Aboriginal Participation in Forest Management Not Just Another Stakeholder [National Aboriginal Forestry Association, NAFA]

Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Forestry Association
Year of publication: 
2000

This paper is intended to provide a greater understanding of the nature of Aboriginal and treaty rights and how they interface with emerging forest policy. When one examines the essence of Aboriginal and treaty rights an early observation must be that these rights are largely about continued use of the forests. This obvious linkage has never been reconciled in forest policy, and where it counts most - at the provincial level. Only now is there some evidence that change may occur.

Forest Lands and Resources for Aboriginal People: An Intervenor Submission to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples [National Aboriginal Forestry Association, NAFA]

Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Forestry Association
Year of publication: 
1993

The objective of this submission is to provide the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples with analyses and options to overcome the inaccessibility to land and resources. Access to forest land resources could be achievable in several forms ranging through outright ownership, special long-term Aboriginal tenures, resource harvesting leases under existing provincial tenure systems, cooperative or joint management agreements, and decision-making or advisory roles in resource management and environmental assessment processes on traditional-use territories.

Forest Communities Program [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada

The Forest Communities Program (FCP) assists community-based partnerships to develop and share knowledge, strategies and tools to adjust to forest sector transition and to take advantage of emerging forest-based opportunities. The FCP is a $25-million, 5-year program that funds 11 sites across Canada, as well as national projects. The FCP community partnerships are located in defined geographic areas at a regional scale and include a mix of urban, rural and Aboriginal communities.

Emerging Trends and Opportunities [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada

Forests already play an important cultural, spiritual and economic role in the lives of many Aboriginal communities across Canada. The importance of these values is growing, however, as more forest land comes under First Nations control and management. The information in this section elaborates on the importance of forestry to economic development in Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal Forestry Initiative [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada

The Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (AFI) represents a new Government of Canada approach to foster enhanced Aboriginal participation in the competitive and sustainable transformation of Canada’s forest sector. Through the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada leads the Aboriginal Forestry Initiative, in partnership with over 15 federal departments and agencies. The AFI supports the Government of Canada’s Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development.

Forest Industry Employment [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada

The Canadian forest industry is a major employer nationwide, particularly in many rural communities, where forest-related work is the main source of income. Deeper statistical analysis of what has changed in recent years is presented.

Aboriginal and Forest-Based Communities [Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN]

Publisher: 
Natural Resources Canada

This webpage discusses the importance of the forest sector to Aboriginal and forest-based communities, challenges of a changing forest sector, and Canadian forest service support for forest-based communities.

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