Call for Standard Development Group members

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Applications Due: January 13, 2023

In 2019, FSC Canada launched its new Forest Management Standard which replaced the regional forest management standards. The new standard does not have, for example, requirements for small-scale, low intensity, and community forests, as well as enhanced indicators for intact forest landscapes and Indigenous cultural landscapes. Developing these requirements will help ensure that our forests can continue to be FSC certified under the new rules as well as provide better access to FSC certification. 

In carrying out this important work, FSC Canada has assembled an eight person  Standards Development Group (SDG) related to forest management. The SDG includes 2 members per chamber (Aboriginal, Environmental, Social and Economic). However, after many years of good collaboration, some SDG members have decided to retire.  FSC Canada is now seeking positions to the Standard Development Group to represent :

  • the Aboriginal chamber, and 
  • the Environmental chamber

These are voluntary position, and the members will provide oversight and strategic direction in the development of Intact Forest Landscape and Indigenous Cultural Landscape indicators as well as some other standards related tasks. 

The Standards Development Group consists of representatives from across all chambers (Aboriginal, Social, Environmental and Economic), with an equal number of people in each chamber and consideration for regional representation, gender balance and diversity of experience.

If you are interested, and are a FSC member, please send your interest and contact information to Vivian Peachey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 13th, 2023.

Source: FSC Canada