Tenure Reform and Community Forests

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2004
This pamphlet explores the role that the tenure system has played in Canada’s forest management practices, and the potential of community forests to improve the equitable sharing of forest resources, Aboriginal rights to land, and the ability to utilize forests while maintaining the forest’s ecological structure, function and composition.

Kyoto Forests? Fast-Growing Plantations are Not the Answer

Publication Date: 
June 15, 2003
There is increasing interest in meeting some portion of Canada’s Kyoto commitment through “afforestation”, or creating new forests for the purposes of sequestering carbon emissions. In particular, some are pressing for government programs to support the establishment of plantations of fast-growing species. However many experts have expressed strong skepticism about the advisability of such a scheme, citing a number of concerns