Forest Certification

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Sustainable Forestry Initiative   PEFC-endorsed Canadian Standards Association

Spray Lake Sawmills woodlands operations have been internationally certified since 2013.

2016 SFI Audit Report Highlights:

12 water crossings were observed, all were functioning and sound

Two road decommissioning jobs were visited where full road removal was being undertaken and the land restored to its natural drainage

SLS maintains a comprehensive program to conserve biological diversity at both the stand and landscape scales, through planning, implementation, and monitoring

Site inspections confirmed that SLS contractors retained snags and living wildlife trees on all harvested areas

The Company replants and monitors regeneration on 100% of its blocks

To read the Bureau Veritas 2016 SFI audit report please visit:

2016 SFI Audit Report

2015 SFI Audit Report Highlights:

SLS maintains a comprehensive program to conserve biological diversity at both the stand and landscape scales, through planning, implementation, and monitoring

Auditors witnessed an active program of public participation

Stream crossings were particularly well done

Field visits confirm an active roads removal program that returns the landscape to original slopes and renders in-block roads effectively inaccessible

The roads rehabilitation program is amongst the most effective the audit team has witnessed anywhere

Harvest operations are well done, with good residual structure and downed woody debris evident in all blocks

It replants and monitors regeneration on 100% of its blocks

No herbicide use

To read the Bureau Veritas 2015 SFI audit report please visit:

http://www.spraylakesawmills.com/woodlands/forest-certification/
If you have questions, comments or concerns. Please fill out the contact form below.

2015 FSC Audit Report Highlights:

On many levels, performance observed was exemplary

The Company’s Detailed Forest Management Plan is comprehensive

100% of its harvest sites are planted

Stream crossings are well done

The Company strives to maintain a high level of care for trails

Many opportunities are provided for public involvement and public participation

To read the Bureau Veritas 2015 FSC audit report please visit:

http://www.spraylakesawmills.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2015-BV-FSC-Audit-Report.pdf

If you have questions, comments or concerns. Please fill out the contact form below.

2014 FSC Audit Report Highlights:

Extensive public consultation is provided

Trails are well protected

Riparian buffers and stream crossings are very well done

Worked with ENGO to restore fish habitat

Reclamation is quick and effective, roads disappear

Exceedingly high standards of forest management

No negative findings

To read the Bureau Veritas 2014 FSC audit report please visit:
http://www.spraylakesawmills.com/woodlands/forest-certification/

 
If you have questions, comments or concerns. Please fill out the contact form below.