|Central Canada SFI
|Training and Education
The SIC has developed a manual of best management practices for forestry
operations on private land. The information in this manual has been
developed specifically for the unique operating conditions in northern Ontario
and Manitoba. The manual is available on our Downloads page, or by contacting your local CCSIC
Common Awareness Training
The SIC has developed a series of eight standardized training modules
that cover the SFI Awareness and BMP Awareness components of the Qualified
Logging Professional training / awareness requirements.
In an effort to reduce duplication of training efforts, the SIC has
developed a training card that individuals receive upon completion of SFI
Awareness Training. This card is accepted as proof of training by
any Central Canada SIC member company.
QLP Hard Had Stickers
As part of a program to increase the visibility and in-field recognition
of Qualified Logging Professionals (QLP's) The SFI Implementation Committee
has endorsed a hard had sticker program. The annual stickers are distributed
by Program Participants to interested individuals that meet the QLP definition.
Shown at right are Allan Harris, Unit Superintendent for Renewable Forest
Products and Mike Maxfield, Certification and Communications Manager Ontario
for Resolute Forest Products and Chair of the Central Canada SFI Implementation
Committee. Allan has just received his 2013 QLP sticker which is
displayed on his hardhat.
The CCSIC has entered into a licensing agreement with the Ontario Wood
program. The Ontario Wood program offers consumers a visible way to
choose wood products manufactured in Ontario, using wood from Ontario's
forests. Ontario has a world class system to ensure forests are managed
in a sustainable manner and by choosing products manufactured, Ontario residents
are supporting local industries and choosing products from sustainably managed
sources. Remember to ask your local retailer for products with the Ontario
Wood logo on it!.
Research & Development
The Central Canada Implementation Committee supports and encourages
individual member companies' research programs. Click here for a
summary of some of the recent research CCSIC members have supported.
Much of this research is done in collaboration with government, academia
and other industry partners through organizations such as:
The Impacts of Climate Change on Sustainable Forest
Climate change and its potential impacts on forest
ecosystems is one of the many factors affecting forest management.
Although, at this time, we are not fully able to predict how climate
change will affect our forests, some potential impacts include:
- Changes in tree species distribution
- Changes in growth and yield patterns
- Changes in weather patterns with a potential
increase of severe weather events
- Changes in the frequency and intensity of forest
- Changes to insect and disease activities / outbreaks
- Increasing pressure from invasive species
The CCSIC is discussing climate change and will be investigating opportunities
to partner with other organizations to support research regarding the potential
impacts of climate change and how forest managers can adapt to these changes.
Click here for a summary of our climate change awareness activities.
The following sources provide some additional information on climate
change and forest management: