The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: A New Model For Conservation of Large Landscapes
The CBFA has six goals, including improved prosperity of the Canadian forest sector and the communities that depend upon it; the completion of a network of protected areas that, taken as a whole, represents the diversity of ecosystems within the Boreal region and serves to protect ecological benchmarks; and development of world-leading forestry practices. The CBFA represents a fresh approach with potential to be highly effective in addressing environment and development challenges, through a true partnership between former adversaries.
This session on the CBFA will explore how the CBFA articulates a broad vision and approach to planning and managing Canada’s vast boreal forest landscape, the challenges and opportunities in planning, and progress to-date. It can provide an inspiring example of an original approach to conservation for large landscapes that is at the heart of the workshop. The session will include perspectives on conservation planning to date from the forest sector, environmental organization, and a science perspective.