Policy & Position

Policy and Position

As the voice of forest practitioners, the Institute regularly provides input on the development of forest policy at the provincial and federal level.  The leadership, coordination and positioning, based in sound-science, has the potential to effect positive change in the forest sector.  Policy and position pieces are developed by policy ‘Think Tank’ committees, and approved by the National Executive.

Is there a topic in your local area that requires a national voice? Interested in being a part of a policy ‘Think Tank’? Contact us..

Policy Papers

September 2014 Review of Policies and Programs Supporting the Bioeconomy – Appendices (Produced by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) PDF
October 2003 Policy Paper on the Education of Forest Practitioners PDF
July 2003 Policy Paper on Forest-Based Communities PDF
April 2001 Guiding the Conduct of Members of the Canadian Institute of Forestry PDF
January 2001 Policy Paper on Forest Certification Systems PDF

Position Statements

September 2004Declining Forestry Enrolment: A concern for the forestry profession in Canada & the U.S.PDF
September 2004Resource InventoryPDF
July 2003Emulation of Natural Disturbance Patterns as a Model for Forest ManagementPDF
July 2003Ecological ReservesPDF
May 2003Information Paper – The Canada – United States Softwood Lumber DisputePDF
December 2000Integrated Pest Management in ForestryPDF
April 2000Canadian Species at RiskPDF
June 1998Public Participation in Decision-Making About ForestsPDF
October 1997Forests and Climate ChangePDF
April 1997Forests and Global WarmingPDF

Technical Reports

September 2011Silvicultural Practices for Eastern White Cedar in Boreal OntarioPDF