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Sustainable Forestry

Speak up for Boreal Caribou

Clearcut, Ogoki Forest © Noah Cole


Sustainably managed forests protect wildlife habitat, Indigenous people’s homelands and economic prosperity for forestry-dependent communities.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification is an international certification and labelling system dedicated to promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC has developed a voluntary system of forest management certification and product labelling that enables people to identify responsibly sourced wood, paper, and other forest products.

This certification provides a meaningful way to shape the future of forest management to help us take care of forests and the people and wildlife that depend on them.

Sudbury area © dmffryed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

What We Are Doing

Ontario Nature is a long-time supporter of the FSC certification system as part of a solution to resolving the competing demands on our forests. Our Boreal Program seeks mutually-beneficial forestry solutions with Indigenous, industry and labour interests.

We regularly engage as stakeholders in local forest certification audits, which assess a company’s qualification for certification.

Big Pic Forest © Mallory Vanier

Sign our Boreal Caribou Petition

Boreal caribou © martYmage