A Discussion on Intact Forest Landscapes & Indigenous Cultural Landscapes

    You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

A Discussion on Intact Forest Landscapes & Indigenous Cultural Landscapes

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2015440 Views

24. August 2015

On May 28, 2015, FSC Canada hosted a facilitated strategic discussion with the FSC Canada Board of Directors and selected chamber representatives to share and discuss issues related to Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) and Indigenous Cultural Landscapes (ICLs).

The purpose of the session was to share perspectives about this important topic and to:

  • Gauge level of support for the FSC Canada’s planned technical and strategic direction for addressing IFLs and ICLs in Canada;
  • Identify & discuss, concerns and challenges of IFLs / ICLs in Canada;
  • Identify and discuss solutions and opportunities for managing IFLs / ICLs in Canada.

The information retained from this session is quite valuable and FSC Canada’s existing National Forest Management Standards and the International Generic Indicators will need to be elaborated to adequately manage for and safeguard Intact Forest Landscapes while upholding and respecting Aboriginal rights within Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and recognizing the importance of forests for rural communities and the Canadian economy.

With strategic guidance from FSC International, FSC Canada will continue to move forward with the work to address IFLs and ICLs in the new Forest Management Standard. Draft 1 of FSC Canada’s National Forest Management Standard will be made available for a 60-day public consultation in fall 2015 when stakeholders and Aboriginal Peoples will have an opportunity to review and comment on concepts and potential approaches for addressing these important topics.

A summary of the IFL/ICL strategic discussion can be found below.

Downloads

NT5

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More