Sustainable Forests

Wildsight works to influence forestry planning and practices in our region so that both humans and nature can thrive.

Wildsight's John Bergenske and Juri Peepre, as well as Paul Frasca, RPF, go over a cut block map with Ken Streloff, RFT on a Forestry Field Trip with Canfor to Horsethief drainage.

Wildsight played a major role in creating a precedent-setting model for sustainable use of our forests. We helped to create the only independent worldwide certification (FSC) recognized by both the marketplace and the environmental community. We helped raise forestry standards and practices to sustainable levels, and protected hundreds of thousands of hectares of endangered and High Conservation Value forest.

We continue to meet with industry leaders and operators on the ground from companies such as Canfor, Tembec and Jemi, helping to maintain Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards, create High Conservation Value Forests and expand important riparian buffers.

 

Highlights of Achievement

  • Played an integral role in creating the precedent-setting Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in Canada
  • Worked to preserve 2.2 million hectares of critical habitat for the endangered Mountain Caribou
  • Influenced land-use management and protection of species at risk through extensive public outreach and consultation with government, industry and other stakeholders.

The Wildsight Creston branch helped to pioneer the Creston Community Forest, an ecosystem-based, ecologically responsible philosophy of forest stewardship that respects all forest values and functions. It is a truly inspiring example of community sustainability.


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Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

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