The Goal of the PAG is comprehensive, continuing public and First Nation participation in Canfor?s and BCTS (Prince George Business Area) forest planning process for Canfor?s Tree Farm License 30.
The PAG will represent the diverse range of interests in the Defined Forest Area (DFA) and, as related to CSA certification:
1) Shall have the opportunity to work with the organization to
a) Identify and select values, objectives, indicators and targets, based on the CSA SFM elements and any other elements of relevance to the DFA;
b) Develop alternative strategies to be assessed;
c) Assess alternative strategies and select the preferred one;
d) Review the SFM plan;
e) Design monitoring programs, evaluate results, and recommend improvements;
f) Discuss and resolve any issues relevant to SFM in the DFA;
2) Provide input on a communication strategy to provide feedback to interested parties about the defined forest area, particularly the results of performance evaluations related to the critical elements of the CSA Standard;
3) Receive regular information and updates on the Sustainable Forest Management Plan for TFL 30; and
4) Annually provide advice on mechanisms or methods to improve communications and effective input in the SFM plan.
Through their participation in the PAG process, members ?can expect to enhance their knowledge of SFMP in general and of other interests and values related to local forests. They also gain a valuable opportunity to be involved in the decision-making for the local forests? (Section 5.1, CSA Z809-02).