20 Year Forest Management Plan

In its role in providing wood procurement and forest management services for NorSask Forest Products Inc. and Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Inc., Mistik recognizes the growing demand in the marketplace for third-party verification of sustainable forest management performance. In response to this marketplace demand, Mistik has achieved certification (August 2005) of its Forest Management Agreement (FMA) Area to the CSA Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Standard (CAN / CSA Z809-08). The CSA SFM Standard addresses the following 17 elements:

Conserving ecosystem diversity

Conserving species diversity

Conserving genetic diversity

Respecting protected areas and identifying sites of special biological significance within the DFA and implementing management strategies appropriate to their long-term maintenance

Conserving ecosystem resilience

Conserving forest ecosystem productivity and productive capacity

Conserving soil resources

Conserving water resources

Maintaining processes that take carbon from the atmosphere and store it in forest ecosystems

Protecting forestlands from deforestation or conversion to non-forests

Managing the forest sustainability to produce an acceptable and feasible mix of both timber and non-timber benefits

Contributing to the sustainability of communities by providing diverse opportunities to derive benefits from forests and to participate in their use and management

Promoting the fair distribution of timber and non-timber benefits and costs

Recognizing and respecting Aboriginal and treaty rights

Respecting traditional forest values and uses identified through the Aboriginal input process

Demonstrating that the SFM public participation process is designed and functioning to the satisfaction of the participants

Providing relevant information to interested parties

A summary brochure of the CSA Z809-08 Standard is available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format here.

If you have questions about Mistik's CSA SFM program please contact Kevin Gillis at (306) 236-4431.

A copy of Mistik's CSA certificate is available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format here.

CSA Z809-08 Documents

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