Strange Bedfellows: The Ontario government joins forestry executives and conservation groups to support the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
On June 28, the 19 forest company and conservation group signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) announced that the Ontario government officially supports their efforts and recommendations on an action plan for an area of the province’s Boreal Forest almost five times the size of Metro Toronto.
The CBFA action plan is intended to secure the future of the 3 million hectares of caribou range in the Abitibi River Forest to conserve Boreal woodland caribou and maintain hundreds of jobs in forestry.
Janet Sumner, executive director of CPAWS – Wildlands League said that the proposed plan is not only proof that prosperity and conservation go hand-in-hand but “it is also a testament to the collective efforts of the environmental groups and companies that have been able to find common ground.”
Find out more about this historic agreement signifying a new era of joint leadership in the Boreal Forest here.
The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Secretariat is a project of Tides Canada. It is responsible for overseeing and proving project management, logistical, convening, communications, government relations and technical support to the joint implementation of the CBFA. Please support them here.
View the full press release for the June 28 announcement “Breakthrough Under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement for Caribou, Economy and Communities in Ontario’s Northeast.”