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Renewing Canada’s Forest Vision

Press Release

In 2008, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) published A Vision for Canada’s Forests. Much has changed in the 10 years since its launch.

Our forests and urban parks provide food, fuel, medicine, ecosystem services (e.g., carbon storage), and opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal. Sustainably harvested wood and wood fibre products support a wide variety of consumer needs in Canada and around the world, from paper to tall wood buildings.

At the same time, we are seeing the impacts of a changing climate across Canada’s forests with increased wildfires and invasive pest outbreaks – and more disruption is expected.

Canada also continues to recognize the key role of Indigenous Peoples, many of whom are intricately linked to forested ecosystems.

Finally, Canada’s forests and the way we manage them are uniquely positioned to support the global development agenda, contributing to a better and healthier planet for us all.

One thing is clear: the future will not be like the past. We encourage you to consider the presentation A Vision for Canada’s Forests: 2018 and Beyond and then share your thoughts. Inspire us and help shape the forest of the future!

Confidentiality and Privacy

The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals and organizations who participate in this consultation, where possible.

For maximum privacy protection, ensure that you do not provide any personal information such as Social Insurance Number, home contact information, surnames, etc. Also, do not provide personal information about someone else. The information being collected should relate only to the topics being discussed.

The opinions and views provided on the public site through dialogue boxes, idea generation tools and other interactive elements will be available to representatives of the CCFM. Information gathered will be compiled and included in a “What We Heard” report that will follow the conclusion of the consultation period. As well, some opinions and views (in the form of written comments) may be displayed in the report. If chosen for display, no identifying information will accompany the comment.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, the CCFM recommends that you use discretion in what you post.

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