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.
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