First published in 1996, CAN/CSA-Z809-08 (R2013) - Sustainable Forest Management is Canada’s national Standard for sustainable forest management (SFM). This Standard is helping address the unique needs of Canada’s forestry sector, its unique public ownership structure, and its various stakeholder communities: consumers, environmental groups, government, industry, First Nations and academia.
CSA Z809 was developed according to the internationally recognized Helsinki and Montreal processes and has been recognized as a National Standard of Canada by Standards Council of Canada (SCC). It incorporates Canada’s own national SFM criteria, developed by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, as well as locally-adapted indicators developed through public consultation. The standard links adaptive forest management to forest certification through performance, public participation and system requirements. At the end of 2013 over 25% of the 150 million hectares of certified forests in Canada had been registered using the CSA Z809 standard**. For more information go to Canadian Sustainable Forest Management.
**www.certificationcanada.org as of Dec 31/13
This is the third edition of CSA Z809, Sustainable forest management. It supersedes the previous edition, published in 2002 under the title Sustainable Forest Management: Requirements and Guidance, which superseded both CAN/CSA-Z808, A Sustainable Forest Management System: Guidance Document, and CAN/CSA-Z809, A Sustainable Forest Management System: Specifications Document, published in 1996.
This Standard specifies requirements for sustainable forest management (SFM) of a defined forest area (DFA), including requirements for
(a) the management framework;
(c) public participation;
(d) performance measures and targets;
(e) the systematic review of actions;
(f) the monitoring of effectiveness; and
(g) continual improvement.
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