The ever changing nature of forest policy and practice creates a need to ensure ongoing public education and involvement to facilitate the re-evaluation of strategies, objectives and targets over time. In order to achieve ongoing public involvement tools are needed to engage the public as constructive participants in forest planning on an ongoing basis. Iisaak proposes to hold a series of public meetings aimed at bringing together the diverse interests of groups and individuals with the intent of achieving the following complimentary objectives: 1. Increasing public knowledge of the forestry context within Clayoquot Sound to enable informed participation of the public in the development of management objectives for Iisaak?s tenure. 2. Identifying Criteria and Indicators and management unit objectives and targets for TFL 57. 3. Identifying, developing and testing innovative tools for public involvement based on feedback from meeting participants that will enable the company to continue to engage the public, utilizing mechanism identified by the public, on an ongoing basis. This project will also serve to assist in the development of Iisaak?s SFMP as a later output. A central feature of the SFMP will be the continuous review of the practices it details. The project currently proposed will enable the program development, strategic and operational planning, and public involvement required to prepare and circulate the SFMP. Information collected will then be fed back into Iisaak planning and practice, through the establishment of management unit objectives and strategies, to guide management decisions adaptively and to achieve sustainable forestry in Iisaak?s ecological and social context. These activities also serve in meeting Iisaak?s commitments to implement the recommendations of the 1995 Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel (CSSP) on its tenure and to fulfill the conditions of its Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
prepared by Cindy Verschoor.
Verschoor, Cindy. 2005. Public involvement project for Clayoquot Tree Farm License 57, Coast Forest Region. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program. Forest Investment Account Report