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FSC Canada accepting applications for Standard Development Group member – Aboriginal Chamber till Sept. 24


September 20, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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FSC Canada is accepting applications for a voluntary position in its Standards Development Group to represent the aboriginal chamber. Applications are due by Sept. 24.

FSC Canada launched its new Forest Management Standard, which replaced the forest management standards, in 2019. The new standard does not have requirements for small-scale, low intensity and community forests, as well as enhanced indicators for intact forest landscapes and Indigenous cultural landscapes.

To ensure that forests remain FSC certified as per the new rules, and for better access to the FSC certification, the requirements need to be developed. FSC Canada created an eight person Standards Development Group (SDG) related to forest management to take on this task. However, one SDG member had to resign, creating a vacancy for the position.

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The incoming member will offer insight and strategic guidence to develop a Small & Community Forest Standard, Intact Forest Landscape and Indigenous Cultural Landscape indicators. They will perform other standard related tasks as well.

The Standards Development Group has representatives from aboriginal, social, environmental and economic chambers. It contains an equal number of people in each chamber, with consideration for regional representation, gender balance and diversity of experience.

Aboriginal chamber members who wish to apply may send their contact information and interest to Elaine Marchand e.marchand@ca.fsc.org  by September 24th, 2021.