In May 2010, West Fraser, along with 20 other industry members of the Forest Products Association of Canada and eight leading environmental organizations announced the signing of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. This historic agreement applies to more than 72 million hectares of Canada’s boreal forest, stretching from Newfoundland to British Columbia.
We see this agreement as a new chapter in the longstanding debate over environmental issues in Canada’s forests. It commits the signatories to develop joint recommendations to governments which balance environmental objectives, such as protected areas and species at risk, with economic objectives, such as investment, employment and community stability.
West Fraser employees have dedicated considerable resources to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). When fully implemented, the CBFA is expected to conserve significant areas of Canada’s boreal forest, protect threatened woodland caribou and provide a competitive market edge for participating companies.
For further information and materials on the CBFA, visit: www.CanadianBorealForestAgreement.com.