Caribou Workshop Series

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Join us for a series of workshops on FSC Canada’s National Forest Stewardship Standard Caribou requirements.

From March 21-23, 2022 FSC Canada will host daily online workshops aimed at helping forest management companies and those involved in conservation planning to meet caribou requirements.

Workshops will showcase new projects on monitoring the effectiveness of FSC Canada’s caribou management requirements; address some of the challenges and solutions when implementing caribou requirements; and how to better engage Indigenous communities and environmental groups.

Simultaneous Translation will be available for all sessions in both English and French.

Monitoring the effectiveness of caribou management & explore ways to add value through ecosystem services

March 21, 2022, 1-3pm EST/10am-12pm PST
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Join FSC Canada as we showcase new projects aimed at monitoring the effectiveness of FSC Canada’s caribou management requirements as well as the potential incentives that may be developed through ecosystem service verification.


  • Overview of FSC Canada’s Monitoring Program and Climate and Ecosystem Service Strategy
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of implementing FSC requirements for caribou: status update Presented by: Ugo Lapointe
  • Modelling caribou populations and habitats – results, Presented by Chris Wedeles
  • Developing an ecosystem service for woodland caribou - overview and progress, Presented by: Petra Westerlaan
  • Question & Answer

FSC Canada Caribou requirements: challenges and solutions

March 22, 2022, 1-3pm EST/10am-12pm PST
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With the launch of FSC Canada’s National Forest Stewardship Standard in 2019, forest management companies and certification bodies have had 2 years to implement FSC’s updated requirements. During this time, some concerns regarding caribou management requirements have been raised. Join us to learn about how FSC Canada is addressing these concerns and providing clarification and/or interpretations.


  • Overview of audit findings and other identified challenges
  • Learn how requests and questions are addressed using FSC’s Maintenance Procedure
  • Hear how some concerns are being addressed through clarifications or interpretations
  • Question and answer

Setting a collaborative caribou conservation process: experiences and lessons learned

March 23, 2022, 1-3pm EST/10am-12pm PST
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Are you involved in developing caribou conservation plans? Then join us for a session where we will discuss tools, techniques, and lessons learned to help improve your caribou conservation planning. During this session we encourage all participants to share their own experiences and suggestions to better caribou conservation.

  • Overview of 6.4.5.c caribou indicator requirements for engagement and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
  • Hear about the experiences and lessons learned of participating in 6.4.5.c collaborative processes from Indigenous communities, environmental organizations and certified forest managers
  • Open discussion


Source: FSC Canada