Recognizing that our practices today determine our forests’ future, we prepare detailed plans for our operations years in advance. Our strategies focus on securing the environmental, social and economic benefits of the forest with input from:
Forest Stewardship Council®
Forest Management Plan
Before harvesting operations can occur, forestry companies must prepare a Forest Management Plan (FMP) and approved by the provincial government. The purpose of an FMP is to map out the future of our working forests. To do this, we apply what we know about the forest in the present and determine what it will look like in the future. Our FMP covers a 20-year scope and includes every detail of our management strategy, objectives and commitments.
Forest Harvest Plan
Forest Harvest Plans (FHP) confirm the final harvest areas and describe where the harvest area boundaries, roads and water crossings are. To create an FHP, our Woodlands team strategizes ways to meet sustainable standards while supplying our Millsite with enough fibre. The possibility of losing trees to natural causes, including wildfires, insects, and disease also must be considered in the planning stage. With less than 0.05% of our forests being harvested each year, creating a harvest plan is challenging and requires many industry experts. Our FHP covers a one to three-year scope.