S. D. & G. CertiďŹ ed Forest Owners Inc. application form Simply complete and mail this card. Name Street City
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Certified Forest Owners Inc. Managing Forests Today, for Tomorrow
What is forest certification?
How does forest certification work?
Forest certification is a process that encourages, supports, and audits forest management practices. Forest certification:
Forest certification involves the independent evaluation of a forest to determine if forest management practices comply with the established environmental and socio-economic standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC.) In eastern Ontario, practices must meet the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence standards. Certified forests are subject to annual audits.
Ensures economic, environmental, and social benefits from the forest in perpetuity Provides for the long-term social and economic well-being of forest workers and local communities Protects, restores and enhances the ecological functions of the forest
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Location of Woodlot (Township, County) Size of Woodlot (in acres) Rank your objectives for the woodlot (1 highest, 6 lowest) Harvest forest products
Provide recreational opportunities
Obtain a return on investment
Enhance wildlife habitat
Protect the environment
Produce Maple Syrup
Do you have: A forest management plan? Yes
A Managed Forest Tax Incentive Plan? Yes
Member fee $50 payable to S. D. & G. CFO Inc.
Specifies long-term management goals and provides for ongoing monitoring and assessment by third-party auditors
The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) has developed a collaborative certification process for private land and community forests. The EOMF Forest Certification Program allows for numerous landowners and community forests to share the benefits and costs of FSC certification by certifying their lands as one unit, with one certificate. The FSC is an international, independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization formed to oversee the certification of well-managed forests. Founded in 1993, the FSC has certified 770 forests in 85 countries to-date. www.fsccanada.org
Forest certification in S. D. & G. In the United Counties of S. D. & G., the Resource Stewardship S. D. & G. Council is leading forest certification on private land, through the formation and continued support of the S. D. & G. Certified Woodlot Owners Inc.
The beneďŹ ts of forest certification for woodlot owners: Educational workshops and networking opportunities Easier marketing opportunities for wood products Operational monitoring and quality assurance Enhances the existing Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) Expert advice on private woodlot management
Membership is open to any individual, group or organization that supports the objectives of Forest Certification. An annual membership fee of $50 is payable to the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Certified Forest Owners Inc. (S.D.& G. CFO Inc.)
Sustainable management for environmental, economic, and social benefits A designation internationally recognized by large retailers Provides listing of woodlot managers and logging contractors in good standing
Certification provides benefits at all stages of forest management and assures everyone, from the novice woodlot owner to the end consumer, that the forest and all its dependants have been considered and are being well managed.
Partners in Forest Certification
S. D. & G. CFO INC. ATTENTION: JIM HENDRY, CO-ORDINATOR 18045 COUNTY ROAD 2 BOX 429 CORNWALL ON K6H 5T2
Forest Stewardship Council
Resource Stewardship S.D. & G.
Eastern Ontario Model Forest
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