A new report on initiatives taken to further sustainable forest management in Canada is now available.
The National Forest Strategy Coalition has just released a report on its accomplishments from 2003 to 2005. These include the establishment of a national council to coordinate and enhance research and development efforts among government and industry; new strategies for dealing with forest threats, such as insects, fire and climate change; and collaborative efforts to advance boreal forest conservation. These are just a few of the achievements of Canadas diverse forest community featured in the report, entitled Highlights of Accomplishments: Two Years of Progress–Advancing the National Forest Strategy (2003-2008).
"This report on the forest communitys activities gives us many reasons to be proud in Canada and internationally," said Jean Cinq-Mars, Chair of the National Forest Strategy Coalition. "It shows the value of a diverse, national partnership approach, and the way we ensure the quality of life in our communities through a healthy environment and continued economic prosperity."
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