Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) is defined as: “Management that maintains and enhances the long-term health of forest ecosystems for the benefit of all living things, while providing environmental, economic, social and cultural opportunities for present and future generations.” ²
The purpose of the Sustainable Forest Management Plan is to outline:
- Teal-Jones’ approach to achieve sustainable forest management;
- The current state of the Defined Forest Area (DFA); as well as,
- The local values, objectives, indicators, and targets of Sustainable Forest Management developed through the public participation process.
Every year Teal-Jones updates its Sustainable Forest Management Plan and creates an Annual Report (found in Appendix 1).
Highlights of the 2016 current annual report:
- 43 of 45 indicators were in conformance with targets.
- 1 indicator, C5.2.2: Level of participation and support in training and skills development did not meet the target but was within the acceptable variance.
- 1 indicator, C3.2.2: Proportion of forest management activities consistent with prescriptions to protect identified water features did not meet the target or variance.
- Average of 11% of area of harvested blocks retained as wildlife tree patches.
- 10 sites which had cultural, spiritual, or other significance were retained (including archaeological sites, karst, and bear dens).
- Average of 35 m3/ha of dispersed coarse woody debris left on blocks across the Defined Forest Area.
- 96% of logs harvested were milled into long-term forest products.
- In the South Island operations 2 beekeepers continue to have access to the Defined Forest Area, and all other requests for access were granted.
- In the Fraser Valley operations Teal continued to work with recreation user groups to provide access.
- Contributions to community groups (financial and in kind) of over $15,000.
- 6 opportunities for public advisory groups to increase knowledge and education in sustainable forest management.
- Participation in 14 protocol agreements with First Nations groups.
- Four Aboriginal employment contracts completed.
- Active community involvement including ongoing Sites of Special Significance communications protocol in East Stave Lake.
Click on the following links to view documentation on The Teal-Jones Group Sustainable Forest Management Plan for June 2017:
- Teal Sustainable Forest Management Plan
- Teal Sustainable Forest Management Plan Appendix 1: Defined Forest Area
- Teal SFMP Appendix 2a: Honeymoon Bay Operation
- Teal SFMP Appendix 2b: Fraser Valley Operation
- FDU 1: Pitt & Widgeon
- FDU 2: Hatzic
- FDU 3: West Harrison & Chehalis
- FDU 4: Tretheway
- FDU 5: Coquihalla
- FDU 6: Anderson
- FDU 7: Nahatlatch & FDU 7B: Spuzzum
- FDU 8: Ainslie
- FDU 9: Silverhope & FDU 15: Fraser Valley South
- FDU 10: East Harrison
- FDU 11: Big Silver
- FDU 12: Mehatl
- FDU 13: Yale
- FDU 14: Stave
- FDU 16: Manning
² Source: Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management Z809-16 Standard.