|Sustainable Forestry Initiative - Objectives|
Objectives of Sustainable Forestry
Objectives for Sustainable Forestry 2010 - 2014
|| Objective 1. Forest Management Planning
To broaden the implementation of sustainable forestry by ensuring long-term forest productivity and yield based on the use of the best scientific information available.
Objective 2. Forest Productivity
To ensure long-term forest productivity, carbon storage and conservation of forest resources through prompt reforestation, soil conservation, afforestation and other measures.
Objective 3. Protection and Maintenance of Water Resources
To protect water quality in streams, lakes and other water bodies.
Objective 4. Conservation of Biological Diversity including Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value
To manage the quality and distribution of wildlife habitats and contribute to the conservation of biological diversity by developing and implementing stand- and landscape-level measures that promote habitat diversity and the conservation of forest plants and animals, including aquatic species.
Objective 5. Management of Visual Quality and Recreational Benefits
To manage the visual impact of forest operations and provide recreational opportunities for the public.
Objective 6. Protection of Special Sites
To manage lands that are ecologically, geologically, or culturally important in a manner that takes into account their unique qualities.
Objective 7. Efficient Use of Forest Resources
To promote the efficient use of forest resources.
Objective 8. Landowner Outreach
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by forest landowners through fiber sourcing programs.
Objective 9. Use of Qualified Resource and Qualified Logging Professionals
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by encouraging forest landowners to utilize the services of forest management and harvesting professionals.
Objective 10. Adherence to Best Management Practices
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry through the use of best management practices to protect water quality.
Objective 11. Promote Conservation of Biological Diversity, Biodiversity Hotspots and High-Biodiversity Wilderness Areas
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by conserving biological diversity, biodiversity hotspots and high-biodiversity wilderness areas.
Objective 12. Avoidance of Controversial Sources including Illegal Logging
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by avoidance of illegal logging.
Objective 13. Avoidance of Controversial Sources including Fiber Sourced from Areas without Effective Social Laws
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by avoiding controversial sources.Objective 14. Legal and Regulatory Compliance Compliance with applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.
Objective 15. Forestry Research, Science, and Technology
To support forestry research, science, and technology, upon which sustainable forest management decisions are based.
Objective 16. Training and Education
To improve the implementation of sustainable forestry practices through appropriate training and education programs.
Objective 17. Community Involvement in the Practice of Sustainable Forestry
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by encouraging the public and forestry community to participate in the commitment to sustainable forestry, and publicly report progress.
Objective 18: Public Land Management Responsibilities
To support and implement sustainable forest management on public lands.
Objective 19. Communications and Public Reporting
To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by documenting progress and opportunities for improvement.
Objective 20. Management Review and Continual Improvement
To promote continual improvement in the practice of sustainable forestry, and to monitor, measure, and report performance in achieving the commitment to sustainable forestry.