The purpose of this Sustainable Forest Management Plan is to describe the Tembec?s long-term commitments to their 'Criteria and Indicators of Sustainability' through the implementation of the associated management strategies and operational approaches outlined. The plan has been prepared in support of the Forest Stewardship Council principles, and is intended to provide strategic direction for the preparation and approval of Forest Stewardship Plans (licensed tenures) and/or Management Commitments (private land) submitted to the government. During the transition to the new government legislative requirements the currently approved Forest Development Plans (submitted to government) and their amendments will also be (have been) guided by these criteria. The scope of the SFM Plan is all of Tembec?s operations on private and public lands Tembec manages within the East Kootenay.
Tembec Industries Inc., Forest Resource Management, BC Division.