Conserving and sustaining the living forest
We recognize and work to sustain the myriad benefits that forests provide to people and the planet. We consult with the public on forest issues and engage with Indigenous Peoples throughout the forest management planning process.
All harvesting and other forest management activities are carried out with sustainability as a foundation. For example, to conserve fish and wildlife habitat, we identify nesting sites, aquatic feeding areas, den sites and other habitat. We take account of natural cycles, like fish spawning, and we suspend forest operations nearby.
Our regeneration programs are sector-leading, and we manage our forests in an exemplary and sustainable manner, according to government-mandated independent forest audits.
Economic viability is key
Traditional forest-industry tenure holders have benefited from our planning expertise through improved harvest opportunities and reduced delivered wood costs.
We listen carefully to individuals and groups. We address their concerns in our forest management plans. For example, we meet with tourist operators, trappers, outfitters, canoe trippers, municipal representatives, and cottage owner associations.
We engage Indigenous Peoples throughout the forest management planning process. For example, we hire archaeologists to work with Indigenous communities to identify culturally significant areas in the forest, and plan operations to prevent harm to them and ensure that their cultural heritage areas are conserved.
Maintaining and enhancing ecosystem services
We meet or exceed applicable environmental regulations so our sustainably managed forests can continue to deliver critical ecosystem services like purifying water and air and preserving biodiversity. We also identify sensitive areas that need special protection.
We guide clients through reporting requirements mandated by government and help them comply with ESG-related disclosures and reporting.