Managed Forest Council logoFor those of you who haven’t already heard, as of September 2014 the Private Managed Forest Land Council is now the Managed Forest Council.

The name change reflects recommendations from a communication strategy completed by the Council in 2013.

Rod Davis, Council Chair, explains: “As an organization our goal is to address the issues outlined within our communication strategy in a much more comprehensive manner. It’s important Council promotes the benefits of sustainable forestry and demonstrates how the performance-based management of privately owned forest lands support and uphold the economic, social and environmental values of local communities.”

While we’re on the subject, it’s worth reminding readers: we are the Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA). Our role is to advocate on behalf or forest owners across the province.

The Managed Forest Council (MFC) is the regulatory body. Their role is to administer the forest practices component of the Managed Forest Program on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Council’s four broad functions include:

  1. Strategic planning, reporting and program administration
  2. Set and monitor forest practice standards
  3. Enforce standards and perform audits
  4. Review landowner applications to enter the Managed Forest Class

For more information about the Managed Forest Council and their new identity, please visit their website or contact them directly.