Canadian Forest Service Publications
Canadian Council of Forest Ministers: Champions of sustainable forest management. 2003. Rousseau, A. The Forestry Chronicle 79(4): 748-751.
Available from: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 24181
Series: CCFM Criteria and Indicators
The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), established in 1985, is composed of the federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for forests. Its role has evolved into one that stimulates the development of policies and initiatives for strengthening the forest sector, including the forest resource and its use. One of the most important functions of the CCFM is that it sets the overall direction for the stewardship and sustainable management of Canada’s forests by addressing issues and stimulating joint initiatives. Under its guidance, four successive National Forest Strategies and three Forest Accords have been developed. Another major achievement has been the development of the CCFM Criteria and Indicators Framework: “Defining Sustainable Forest Management - A Canadian Approach to Criteria and Indicators”. Today, the CCFM works under five strategic themes: sustainable forestry; international issues; forest communities; science and technology; and information and knowledge. The ongoing, positive cooperation between the two levels of government helps maintain healthy and productive forests and their sustained contribution to Canadian’s economic environmental and social well-being over the long term.
Also available under the title:
Conseil canadien des ministres des forêts : Champions de la gestion durable des forêts (French)