Canadian Forest Service Publications
Criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management in Canada: Technical report, 1997. 1997. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Headquarters, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Branch, Ottawa. 137 p.
Available from: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 10350
Series: CCFM Criteria and Indicators
This report provides detailed information on Canada's capacity to measure the sustainability of its forests. A summary of this information is provided in Criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management in Canada: progress to date, 1997.
In 1995, after two years of nationwide consultations, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) issued a set of 6 criteria, 22 elements and 83 indicators (C&I) that together can be used to measure the condition of our forests, highlight trends or changes in their status, and report on Canada's progress toward sustainability.
The framework of domestic C&I provides a common understanding and definition of sustainable forest management by identifying the key values that Canadians wish to sustain and enhance. The C&I also supply the information and data needed to develop effective forest management policies, improve our knowledge and technology, and equip the public with the tools needed to participate in forest management decision making.
Also available under the title:
Critères et indicateurs de l'aménagement durable des forêts au Canada : Rapport technique, 1997 (French)