Government Commitments: Environment

Exploring Theme: "Forest Management"

Updates on this page: 9

July 11, 2024

Boreal Conservation in Alberta Moves Forward Through Relationships and Reconciliation

NationTalk: SWAN RIVER, AB – Swan River First Nation (SRFN) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) are pleased to announce the signing of a Relationship and Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at advancing boreal forest conservation initiatives within Treaty 8 Territory. This MOU represents a significant step towards fostering a mutually respectful and collaborative partnership...

June 28, 2024

3 First Nations, Manitoba government sign deal on 20-year forestry plan

Agreement comes after years of legal challenges by First Nations against logging licences CBC Indigenous: Three Manitoba First Nations and the province of Manitoba have struck a deal to create a long-term forestry plan in the Swan Valley region, an agreement being called an act of economic reconciliation. The memorandum of understanding, announced Friday, calls...

June 19, 2024

B.C.’s ‘war in the woods’ battlegrounds to be permanently protected

An anti-logging protester is carried away by RCMP after being arrested for blocking logging trucks at the entrance to Clayoquot Valley, B.C., on July 30, 1993. Forests that were part of environmental and Indigenous rights battlegrounds during British Columbia’s ‘war in the woods’ over clearcut logging during the1980s and 1990s will receive permanent protections in...

April 15, 2024

First Nations take the lead

Insights from B.C. delegation’s Japan mission  Bruce Ralston Minister of Forests (in blue) tour Wing Shiroi 2×4 Panel Plant in Shiroi City, Japan. Photo courtesy Ministry of Forests.  NationTalk: Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) – By Special to CFI: Forestry, by its very nature, is intimately interconnected with the land and its custodians – the First...

March 1, 2024

Ontario Makes Historic Investment to Expand Forest Sector Innovation

NationTalk: TIMMINS – The Government of Ontario is delivering on its commitment to build a stronger forest sector by making an historic investment of $60 million in the Forest Biomass Program. Over the next three years, the program will make targeted investments in forest sector initiatives to develop the economic potential and environmental benefits of...

January 30, 2024

Ontario Supporting Growth and Innovation in the Forest Sector

NationTalk: THUNDER BAY – The Government of Ontario is supporting economic growth and creating jobs with the second phase of funding under the new Forest Biomass Program. The $9.4 million investment will develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefits of new and emerging uses of underutilized wood and mill by-products, collectively known as forest...

December 18, 2023

A First Nations-owned company’s focus on forest rehabilitation through wildfire risk reduction and fibre utilization

NationTalk: Prince George Daily News: Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. (CCR), a First Nations-owned and operated company, has been making significant strides in the forest industry through their participation in wildfire risk reduction, stand rehabilitation and fibre utilization projects. CCR is a joint venture between the Tŝideldel First Nation and Tl’etinqox Government, both Tsilhqot’in Nation communities,...

December 7, 2023

Atikamekw community signs relationship framework with provincial government

An Atikamekw community in northern Quebec recently signed a relationship framework with the Quebec government in order to manage forestry and other economic activity in and around the community. First Peoples Law Report: Waterloo Region Record – An Atikamekw community in northern Quebec recently signed a relationship framework with the Quebec government in order to...

August 30, 2023

New forest management strategy aims to restore balanced outcomes for the environment, society and economy

NationTalk: FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government released a new forestry management strategy today that aims to restore balance and fulfill a commitment to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for the environment, society and the economy through a focus on conservation, sustainable forest management principles, and economic development. “Today, New Brunswick is in the unique position...