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Canadian Timber Companies in Landmark Environmental Deal

The resulting Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement creates a three-year plan for developing and implementing sustainable forest management for an area roughly the size of Texas. The plan immediately halts all logging on nearly 29 million hectares (72 million acres) that represents almost all of the caribou habitat controlled by the 21 companies. The rest of the covered forest will be managed according to standards that will be developed by FPAC and environmental groups.

The agreementcomes after nearly two years of negotiations following several effective “do not buy” campaigns by environmental groups against several FPAC member companies. Those groups, including Greenpeace and ForestEthics, have agreed to suspend their campaigns while FPAC companies are developing and implementing new forest management policies.

Published June 29, 2010

Wendt, A. (2010, June 29). Canadian Timber Companies in Landmark Environmental Deal. Retrieved from