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Forest Certification

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international certification and labeling system dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. Under the FSC certification system forests are evaluated to meet FSC's strict environmental and social standards. Forest products harvested from certified forests are tracked all the way to the consumer through the FSC Chain of Custody system. FSC certified forest products can be recognised in the marketplace by the FSC logo.

To learn more about FSC certification, visit the FSC Canada website at http://www.fsccanada.org/.

Ottawa Valley Forest Inc. received FSC certification of its forest management on November 16, 2010. The initial assessment was conducted by the Soil Association Woodmark program, an FSC accredited certifying body since 1996. The first annual surveillance was completed in the fall of 2011. The audit reports (in Microsoft Excel format), are available for download.

The assessment of High Conservation Values and the designation of High Conservation Value Forests in the Ottawa Valley Forest, a requirement under Principle 9 of the Forest Stewardship Council Principles and Criteria, has been completed and has undergone a peer review. This document is available for download.

 

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