National Forest Strategy
OTTAWA – Sierra Club of Canada, an organization most commonly known for playing the role of a forest watchdog that critiques harmful industrial practices, today released a database highlighting best practices in forestry.
The best practices examples have been added as a layer to a current web-based database that evaluates the progress of provincial and territorial commitments under the National Forest Strategy (NFS).... Read more »
Sierra Club of Canada Evaluates Land Use Planning Initiatives Against National Forestry Strategy Objectives
(Winnipeg): Land-use planning that fulfills National Forest Strategy goals will become increasingly important in Canada’s northern boreal forests, according to a report released today by the Sierra Club of Canada. Planning initiatives over the next several years for Canada’s remaining unallocated forests, the majority of which are located in Canada’s northern boreal forests, will shape the decisions affecting how these forests are prot... Read more »
Sierra Club of Canada Report Evaluates Provincial Fulfillment of National Forest Strategy Objectives
Corner Brook: Sierra Club of Canada released a report today containing indicators for evaluating the National Forest Strategy (NFS) 2003-2008 commitment to manage Canada’s natural forest using an ecosystem-based management (EBM) approach.... Read more »
This is the first time that the Sierra Club of Canada (or indeed any campaign-based environmental organization) has participated actively in the development of the National Forest Strategy. In the past environmental organizations have for the most part been wary of the National Forest Strategy, viewing it as largely a public relations exercise of relatively little significance in actually leveraging positive changes in policies and practices affecting Canada’s forests. The Sierra Club of Canada decided to set aside this skepticism in order to participate actively and constructively in the development of the new National Forest Strategy.