SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL ADVISORY
the CSA Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) system requirements is
that anyone implementing a SFM system have access to persons with
the necessary scientific and technical expertise to undertake
specific activities and to provide information, training and
2002 several scientists and technical experts from research
organizations, educational institutions and forestry companies were
invited to participate in a Scientific Technical Advisory Committee.
The Committee will provide advice and guidance to the development
and implementation of a sustainable forest management plan in the
Fort St. John area of BC. This process is being conducted within the
context of the Fort St. John (Forest Practices) Code Pilot Project,
and as such has a high profile in the ongoing revision of the forest
practices regulatory environment in BC.
The committee is comprised of
credible, expert individuals from the following disciplines:
Natural resource economic
Inventory and timber supply
Forest estate modeling
Traditional ecological knowledge
initial meeting was held in April 2002 to provide the Committee members
with an overview of the FSJ Code Pilot Project, the concerns and issues,
and the Committee's role.