FOREST CERTIFICATION BACKGROUND
The Algonquin Forestry Authority (AFA) is the Ontario Crown agency responsible for sustainable forest management in Algonquin Provincial Park. More information on the AFA can be found at this location.
AFA's Sustainable Forest Management Policy guides its overall management practices. AFA's Environmental Management System and its Sustainable Forest Management System are tools that AFA uses to implement its Policy.
AFA is registered to the CAN/CSA-Z809-02 Sustainable Forest Management Standard (SFM) to demonstrate to the public and its customers that the Algonquin Park forest is managed in an ecologically sustainable manner. The SFM Standard gives AFA the opportunity to continually improve its forest management performance while engaging interested parties in a focused public participation process.
Registration to the CSA standard requies the evaluation of AFA practices and adherence to the following criteria.
1. Conservation of biological diversity.