Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec (FPFQ) - Update of the "Sound Forestry Practices for Private Woodlots" Field Guide

Project Overview

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Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec (FPFQ) will update the content of the 2003 edition of the “Sound Forestry Practices for Private Woodlots Field Guide,” by enhancing the References section, adding a number of short explanatory videos and modifying the digital version of the guide to ensure broader distribution and use. With a $10,000 grant from SFI Inc., planned improvements include new content on the basics of forest certification, responsible forestry and new references.

The Guide has become an essential tool in the SFI forest certification process, within the province of Quebec. It is one of the core documents used in the training of timber producers, and is commonly used by SFI Program Participants in awareness-building activities with forestry producers.

The content covers key themes, supported with short videos (watercourse crossing features, identifying wetlands, timber measurement and stacking for transport, sugarbush development and tree-felling safety regulations), all of which are basic requirements used by SFI Program Participants in providing training to their forest product suppliers. On an annual basis, SFI Program Participants provide training to over 300 woodlot owners and close to 550 forestry contractors and producers in Quebec.

Project Partners

In addition to the Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec, partners include 13 forest-related marketing boards  in Quebec, the Quebec SFI Implementation CommitteeCanadian forest service and the Fondation de la Faune du Québec (FFQ)

 

 

About Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec 

The FPFQ is the provincial advocacy organization responsible for promoting the best interests of 130,000 woodlot owners. Its actions are focused on the protection and development of private woodlots.