Canada leads the world in third-party forest certification, managing 37% of the world’s certified forests, more than twice the area certified in any other country. These certifications ensure that forest management planning and practices in Canada are independently certified against a recognized sustainable forest management standard, adding an additional level of assurance of responsible forest practices from a country with some of the world’s toughest and well-enforced provincial and federal regulatory frameworks.
In addition to ensuring sustainable harvesting levels, these voluntary standards include commitments to reforestation, promoting wildlife habitats, maintaining biodiversity and ensuring water & soil protection, so Canadians can be assured that we’re doing our part to keep our forests as forests forever.
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