|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
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 Hat 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
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 fires
- Changes to insect and disease activities
- 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.
The following sources provide some additional information on climate
change and forest management: