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Q&A session marks first anniversary of boreal forest agreement


May 17, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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To mark  its first year anniversary the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) will be the subject of an online town hall conversation on May 18th from 12 pm to 1 pm EST. Open to the public and media, participants will be able to learn…

To mark  its first year anniversary the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) will be the subject of an online town hall conversation on May 18th from 12 pm to 1 pm EST. Open to the public and media, participants will be able to learn more about the CBFA and put questions to its signatories on a wide range of issues related to Canada’s Boreal Forest including species at risk, the importance of the forestry industry, the necessity of finding win-win solutions for the environment and a healthy forestry sector, and how the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is making progress in these areas.

Richard Brooks from Greenpeace and Avrim Lazar from the Forest Products Association of Canada will be on hand to take questions.

The CBFA is an historic agreement between nine environmental organizations and 21 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) that seeks to implement a model of conservation and resource management in Canada’s vast boreal forest, protect threatened woodland caribou, and sustain a healthy forestry industry for the communities who rely on it in a manner that respects Aboriginal rights and title.

The town hall and instructions on how to take part will be located on the CBFA website at www.canadianborealforestagreement.com.