Implementing Forest Certification on Newfoundland and Labrador Crown Lands: An Evaluation of Government and Industry Perspectives

Fox, Carolyn (2013) Implementing Forest Certification on Newfoundland and Labrador Crown Lands: An Evaluation of Government and Industry Perspectives. Other. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As of December 2012, approximately 148 million hectares of forestland in Canada have been certified to a third-party forest certification standard. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the only Crown forests that have been certified are under the management of the province’s only pulp and paper mill. In order to evaluate the possibility and practicality of implementing certification on all provincial Crown lands, this study surveyed forestry stakeholders from the provincial forest service, pulp and paper industry and sawmill/product industry to uncover their views on this topic and determine whether they share complementary forest certification goals. Overall, the majority of respondents agreed that certification should be pursued and favoured a joint government-industry approach to leading and financing this initiative. In keeping with previous studies, no major barriers to implementing certification were uncovered, and therefore it is recommended that government and industry work closely together to develop and implement a provincial certification plan.

Item Type: Report (Other)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8365
Item ID: 8365
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: August 2013
Date Type: Submission

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