Help the Canadian Government Write a Bolder Vision for its Forest

Help the Canadian Government Write a Bolder Vision for its Forest

The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is championing the creation of A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond and welcoming input from Canadians like you.

This is our opportunity to remind decision-makers of what we value the most about Canada’s majestic forests. Take part in the survey process and add your comments.

In my comments, I highlighted that the new vision should:

speak directly to the important role our forests have as the home for wildlife and biodiversity in Canada,
recognize the unparalleled gift Canada has of still having large intact forest landscapes with limited or no industrial footprint,
clarify that the health of our ecosystems should come first if we want to ensure we have healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies in the future,
recognize the importance of maintaining and promoting the economic opportunities generated through the non-timber values of our forests, and
recognize the rights of indigenous peoples in Canada.
While the draft vision is moving in that direction (see the presentation here), I believe it could be more boldly stated.

Help the Canadian Government Write a Bolder Vision for its Forests

Join the conversation online using #ForestVision and feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family as we build

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/forest_vision_CanadaThe Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is championing the creation of A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond and welcoming input from Canadians like you.

This is our opportunity to remind decision-makers of what we value the most about Canada’s majestic forests. Take part in the survey process and add your comments.

In my comments, I highlighted that the new vision should:

speak directly to the important role our forests have as the home for wildlife and biodiversity in Canada,
recognize the unparalleled gift Canada has of still having large intact forest landscapes with limited or no industrial footprint,
clarify that the health of our ecosystems should come first if we want to ensure we have healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies in the future,
recognize the importance of maintaining and promoting the economic opportunities generated through the non-timber values of our forests, and
recognize the rights of indigenous peoples in Canada.
While the draft vision is moving in that direction (see the presentation here), I believe it could be more boldly stated.

Help the Canadian Government Write a Bolder Vision for its Forests

Join the conversation online using #ForestVision and feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family as we build the vision for Canada’s forests.

Yours in conservation,

Florence Daviet
National Director, Forests Program

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/forest_vision_Canada