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					                    BC Timber Sales
                    Environmental Management
                    System (EMS) and Sustainable
                    Forest Management (SFM)
                    Training for LPC Management
                    and Field Supervisors

Revised: Feb 2005
Acronyms used in this training
BCTS = BC Timber Sales
BA = Business Area, ie: regional BCTS office
LPC = Licencee, Permittee or Contractor
LWCP = Licencee With Cutting Permit
EMS = Environmental Management System
EOP = Environmental Operating Procedure
EFP = Environmental Field Procedure
EPRM = Emergency Preparedness & Response Manual
ERP = Emergency Response Procedure
SFMP = Sustainable Forest Management Plan

Revised: Feb 2005
 1. What’s first - EMS Review
    A quick review of the basics of EMS:
    PLAN – DO – CHECK - RESPOND
    What is ISO 14001, and
    The BCTS approach




Revised: Feb 2005
  EMS Review

  Scope of the BCTS EMS
 Defining the scope
     The activities and locations where the EMS is applied and
       implemented
 Defining the activities
        Operational Planning (i.e. layout, cruising, etc)
        Harvesting (i.e. falling, skidding/yarding, processing, loading)
        Roads (i.e. subgrade construction, surfacing, culvert installs)
        Silviculture (i.e. site prep, planting, surveys)
 Defining the locations
        TSL operational areas
        Haul routes (under the management of BCTS)
        Road permit work sites
     X   Not the LPC’s camps, shops or off-site facilities

Revised: Feb 2005
  EMS Review

  Why Do We Need an EMS?
    To protect the environment
    To allow an outside, 3rd party auditor to
    verify our claims that BCTS protects the
    environment
    To have an efficient system for
    improving our business


Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review

Why Do We Need an EMS?
    Due Diligence defense considers if the
    following are in place:
         Preventative system (e.g. EMS)
         Training programs
         Internal / external audits
         Risk assessments
         Contingency plans designed to prevent events
    BC Timber Sales EMS offers all of these
    elements
Revised: Feb 2005
  EMS Review

  What is our EMS?
    Defines the environmental performance
    we’d like to achieve
    Describes who will do what, when, to
    achieve it
    Clear roles and responsibilities at all
    levels of BCTS and for our LPC’s
    Always evaluating and improving the
    system and our performance
Revised: Feb 2005
 EMS Review

 What is ISO 14001?
    A standard (ISO 14001-2004) that defines the
    necessary elements of an effective
    environmental management system
    Recognized internationally

    Implementation in Canada overseen by the
    Standards Council of Canada



Revised: Feb 2005
 EMS Review

   What does ISO Certification mean?
 The BCTS EMS meets the ISO 14001
  standard
    and
 Independent auditors confirm that BCTS is
  following the practices and procedures that
  are outlined in the EMS



Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review
ISO 14001 Certification Does Not:
Verify our forest management
    practices

Verify that our products come from
    certified forests

Allow us to use a certification stamp
    on our products
Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review

Plan-Do-Check-Respond
    The EMS is based on a “continual
    improvement” loop:

             Check   Plan   Do


                                   etc…

                      Respond
Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review

 1. The PLAN
     EMS Policy
          States the guiding principles of our EMS
          Commits to:
            • Meeting all laws
            • Preventing pollution, protecting the
              environment
            • Continually improving



Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Review

    1. The PLAN
     Aspects
     “An element of an organization’s activities
     that can interact with the environment”
     An environmental aspect lies between an
     activity and an impact:
                     Alter or Influence:
Road                  Soil Productivity    Landslide
Construction            and Stability

 Revised: Feb 2005
  EMS Review

1. The PLAN
       Significant Aspects
     “Significant” or higher risk environmental aspects are
         given priority. Examples are:
     1. Uncontrolled: Fire
     2. Spillage of: Chemical products
     3. Spillage of: Fuel / Oil products
     4. Improper disposal of: Hydrocarbons
     5. Alter or influence: Hydrology characteristics
     6. Alter or influence: Species at risk


Revised: Feb 2005
  EMS Review

  2. DO
    Implement “Operational Controls”
         EFP’s in the field
         EOP’s for BCTS staff
         Preworks for all LPC’s
         Monitoring and inspecting of activities
         Checklists guiding key activities
    Must know the requirements for the
    tasks you are doing

Revised: Feb 2005
     EMS Review

     2. DO
Checklists:
                                     EFP
  CHK-001 Planning Prework Form
                                     1 - General
  CHK-002 Harvest & Roads
  Prework Form                       2 - Project Supervision
  CHK-003 Silviculture Prework       3 – Development and Planning
  Form                               4 – Roads, Bridges, and Culverts
  CHK-004 Planning Inspection-       5 - Harvesting
  Monitoring Form                    6 – Fuel Handling
  CHK-005 Harvest & Roads            7 – Dryland Sort
  Inspection-Monitoring Form         EOP
  CHK-006 Silviculture Inspection-   1 – Planning
  Monitoring Form
                                     2 – LP Operations
  CHK-007 Incident Report Form
                                     3 - BCTS Projects
  CHK-008 Emergency Response
  Test-Drill Report Form             4 - LWCP Planning
                                     5 - LWCP Operations
                                     6 - Incident Reports

    Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review

2. DO
    Must be trained for the tasks you are doing
    Training requirements are identified in the
    Training Matrix provided at the BCTS Prework




Revised: Feb 2005
 Training Needs Matrix

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 Level 1                 EMS / SFM
                         Aw areness               x      x       x         x       x     x        x         x         x         x        x        x        x
 Level 2                 EMS Procedures           x      x       x         x       x     x        x         x         x         x                 x
 Legal Reqts             Fire S100                                         x       x     x        x         x         x         x                 x
                         WHMIS                    x      x       x         x       x     x        x         x         x         x        x        x        x
 Emergency               ERM                                                       x     x        x         x         x         x                 x



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 Training Package        Content
 Level 3                 EMS/SFM
                         Aw areness /
                         Procedures               x      x       x         4
 Legal Reqts             Fire S100                       1       1
                         TDG Certification               2       2         2
                         WHMIS                    3      3       3         3
 Emergency               ERM                      x      x
                         ERP                      x      x       x         4

 1-   At least one w orker onsite carrying out industrial activity under a Timber Sale or Licence during fire season must have S100 training
 2-   Applies to personnel transporting Class 3 products in quantities > 2000 liters (TDG reg 1.35)
 3-   As required by WHIMIS w hen handling or exposed to hazardous substances (eg: fuel, chemicals)
 4-   Truck drivers and trucking contractors require Level 3 and ERP training w here they have the potential to cause a significant environmental impact
      eg: hauling quantities of fuel greater than 2000 litres, self-loading of logs, off-highw ay, etc.

Revised: Feb 2005
    Training Content Guide




                                                                                                                                                                                                         Supplementary (TDG, WHMIS, etc.)
                                                                         TRAINERS CARD ISSUED?
                                                      EMS CARD ISSUED?




                                                                                                                                                                                    Training Methods
                                                                                                   EMS Awareness


                                                                                                                     SFM Awareness




                                                                                                                                                            Checklists
                                      TRAINER




                                                                                                                                                                           Manual
                                                                                                                                            EPRM

                                                                                                                                                   EOPs
                                                                                                                                     EFPs
    BA EMS Committee /
                                      CSO                                                            All           Relevant All             All    All        All           All           -            Relevant
    TSM
    BCTS Field Staff                  CSO                                                            All           Relevant All             All    All        All        Relevant         -            Relevant
    BCTS Admin. Staff                 CSO                                                            All           Relevant -                -     -          -          Relevant         -            Relevant
    LPC Principal /
                                 Approved **              Y                                          All           Relevant All             All Relevant Relevant                         -            Relevant
    Supervisor
    Worker *                 LPC or Approved **                                                  Relevant Relevant All                      All    -          -              -         -                       -
    Train-the-Trainer               CSO                                       Y                     All            All                      All    All    Relevant           -         All                     All

    * Valid only during employment for the LPC who provided the training
    ** Approved = Holder of a Trainers Card or a BCTS staff member approved by the CSO

                   Level 1
                   Level 2
                   Level 3

    Refresher intervals are not defined. It is the responsibility of the LPC and the Workers to maintain the level of training. BCTS will identify LPCs
    and Workers who have not maintained adequate levels of training in preworks and inspections, and require
Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review

3. CHECK
   Method of Checking           Who is checking
  Monitoring (Supervision)   LPC, BCTS

  Inspections                LPC, BCTS

  Performance Reports        BCTS

  Internal Audits            BCTS

  External Audits            Registrar
  Revised: Feb 2005
EMS Review

3. CHECK
       Things to Check          Who is checking
  Conformance to the project LPC, BCTS
  plan
  Conformance to EMS          LPC, BCTS
  requirements
  Compliance with legal and   LPC, BCTS
  other requirements
  Progress towards EMS        BCTS
  objectives
  Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Review

   4. RESPOND
    Action Plans are written during inspections –
    who is to do what, by when
    EMS modifications / improvements will be
    assigned as Action Plans or in annual reviews
    Issues will be investigated and Action Plans
    assigned to address root causes
    All actions will be assigned, tracked &
    followed up

Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Training Matrix)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Training Matrix)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
Overview: EMS Manual
    Consistent with 16 ISO 14001 elements,
    Policy to Management Review
    Describes EMS maintenance responsibilities
    for BCTS management
    For BCTS staff and LPC’s:
         Be trained in and follow relevant procedures
         (EOP’s, EFP’s, ERP’s)
         Communicate requirements, communicate
         problems

Revised: Feb 2005
Key Elements – Chapter 1-6
 01     Introduction            Defines the scope
                                Planning, Harvest, Roads, Silviculture
 02     Overview of ISO 14001   Defines ISO 14001
                                Introduces the ISO/EMS cycle
 03     Environmental Policy    Defines policy components
                                6 overall goals, available to public
 04     Environmental Aspects   Defines aspect development
                                Risk based approach, review annually
 05     Legal Requirements      Defines applicable legislation to BA
                                Maintain access, “other requirements”
 06     Objectives & Targets    Defines method & responsibility
                                What’s considered, Who develops

 Revised: Feb 2005
Key Elements – Chapter 7-12
 07     Environmental                Defines implementation of O&T
        Management Program           Who, What, When, and How
 08     Structure & Responsibility   Provides overview of Who & What
                                     Organization charts, table of roles
 09     Training & Awareness         Defines requirements & method
                                     Training matrix, who trains, etc.
 10     Communication                Defines communication process
                                     Internal methods, External methods
 11     Document Control             Defines creation & maintenance
                                     Who develops/maintains, obsolete docs
 12     Operational Controls         Provides a List of controls
                                     Development & Maintenance

 Revised: Feb 2005
Key Elements – Chapter 13 - 18
 13     Emergency Response        Defines emergency components
                                  ERM, ERP; development & maintenance
 14     Monitor & Measure         Defines monitoring methods
                                  Conformance, compliance, inspections
 15     Corrective/Preventative   Defines reporting & tracking
        Action                    Incident reports, tracking & follow up
 16     Records                   Defines record maintenance
                                  What is kept, method & duration
 17     Audit Program             Defines protocol, scope, & method
                                  Internal audits, timing, action plans
 18     Management Review         Defines scope and review process
                                  Performance reports, responsibilities

 Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Aspects)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Aspects)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
   Procedures (EOP)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
   Procedures (EFP)
  Revised: Feb 2005
 Overview : Emergency Response
 Manual (ERM)
    Addresses 3 types of emergency:
         Fire
         Spill
         Landslide or major erosion event
    Provides:
         Preparedness information
         Response procedures
         Contact information
    References the Emergency Response Plan
    Form to be completed for each Project
Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Aspects)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Aspects)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
Overview: Emergency Response
Plan
     The ERP must be completed and
     maintained at the worksite
     All workers must know the location of
     the ERP
     All workers must be able to effectively
     use the information found in the
     document

 Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: Emergency Response Plan
     Contains names and phone numbers of key
     personnel
     Contains emergency phone numbers of key
     agencies (PEP, Fire Reporting Centre, etc)
     Contains spill response steps for Fire, Spills,
     and Erosion events
     Contains locations of spill and fire equipment
     Contains test or drill requirements

 Revised: Feb 2005
Overview: Environmental Operating Procedures
Purpose: Define tasks & responsibilities for BCTS operations
           Document                    Applies to:
EOP 01 – Planning              BCTS Staff

EOP 02 – LP Operations         BCTS Staff

EOP 03 – BCTS Projects         BCTS Staff

EOP 04 – LWCP Planning         Licensees w/ cutting permits

EOP 05 – LWCP Operations       Licensees w/ cutting permits

EOP 06 – Incident Reports      BCTS Staff

  Revised: Feb 2005
Overview: Checklist Forms
Purpose: Checking, Responding, & Data collection
     #                Name                     For:
CHK 001 Planning Prework Form                      All
CHK 002 Harvest/Roads Prework Form                 All
CHK 003 Silviculture Prework Form                  All
CHK 004 Planning Inspection Form                   All
CHK 005 Harvest/Roads Inspection Form              All
CHK 006 Silviculture Inspection Form               All
CHK 007 Incident Report Form                       All
CHK 008 ER Test & Drill Report Form            LPC
Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: Prework Forms (CHK 001-003)
   Used by BCTS staff during Preworks with Licensees or
   Contractors and may be used by a LPC if they have no
   other documentation method
   Significant issues captured at Preworks
        Operational requirements (Project Plans)
        Legislative & Regulatory requirements
        Contractual or License requirements
        EMS requirements
          • Training needs
          • Emergency Response
          • Fuel Management
   Primary benefits of Preworks – outlines the expectations
   for site specific environmental management to the
   recipient prior to commencement of work

  Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: Inspection Forms (CHK 004-006)
      Used by BCTS staff and can be used by LPC if
      no other documentation method exists
      Significant Issues captured during
      inspections:
           Conformance and compliance to contractual and
           legal documents
           Conformance to operational plans
             • Site Plans
             • Road Plans and Profiles
           Conformance to EMS requirements
             • Training and Competence
             • Emergency Preparedness and Response
             • Fuel Management
  Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: Incident Report Form (CHK 007)
   To be used by LPC and BCTS staff to report incidents and
   initiate investigations
   When Incident Reports are required:
        Spills over 25 liters
        Fires (Natural, man-caused, or industrial)
        Erosion events or landslides
        Non-compliance
        Significant Non-conformance (BCTS staff)
   Information captured during Incident reporting and
   investigations
        Description of the Incident (scene details)
        Determination of preliminary and root causes
        Recommendations and Corrective Action to mitigate future
        events
  Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: Test/Drill Report Form (CHK 008)
     To be used by LPC to record details of tests
     or drills conducted for emergency response
     Requirement and frequency of tests or drills
     are outlined at BCTS Preworks
     Information captured during Test/Drill reports
          Type of test or drill (Fire, Spill, Erosion)
          Description of the test or drill
          Description of the deficiencies during the event
          Recommendations for improvement

 Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Aspects)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
   EMS Documentation
                          •Policy
     EMS Manual           •Tables (e.g.: Aspects)
                          •Environmental Program(s)
                          •Administrative Forms
                          •ERM
                          •Records
Environmental Operating
  Procedures (EOPs)       •Operational Forms/“Checklists”
                          •Records

  Environmental Field
  Procedures (EFPs)
  Revised: Feb 2005
Overview: Environmental Field Procedures
Purpose: Methods to minimize environmental impacts

    #               Name                  For:
EFP 01 General                         All workers
EFP 02 Project Supervision          LPC supervisors
EFP 03 Development & Planning       Contract workers
EFP 04 Roads, Bridges, & Culverts     LPC workers
EFP 05 Harvesting                   Licensee workers
EFP 06 Fuel Handling                   All workers
EFP 07 Dryland Sort                 Licensee workers
Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 01 - General
   General procedures provided to all workers and
   designed to minimize impacts while conducting
   License or contract operations for BCTS
   Key Highlights
        Prework awareness
        Project Plan awareness
        Monitoring the work
        Site maintenance & Emergency Preparedness
        Stop Work criteria
 Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 02 – Project
Supervision
    General procedures provided for all field
    supervisors and designed to minimize impacts
    by providing clear responsibilities for those who
    oversee workers during License/Contract
    operations
    Key Highlights
         Prework components and documentation
         Supervisory responsibilities & Stop Work criteria
         Monitoring and Inspections
         Documentation management
         Emergency Reporting procedures
  Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 03 – Development
and Planning
   General procedures provided to all workers
   performing operational planning activities and
   designed to minimize impacts in the field
   Key Highlights
        Project Plan preparation
        Field work requirements
        Data integration into layout & design work
        Stop Work criteria


 Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 04 – Roads,
Bridges, and Culverts
   General procedures provided to workers
   performing construction, maintenance,
   inspection and deactivation activities and
   designed to minimize impacts in the field
   Key Highlights
        Road & Bridge inspection criteria
        Construction, maintenance, deactivation procedures
        Bridge & Major Culvert installation, maintenance, and
        removal precautions and criteria
        Disposal procedures
        Stop Work criteria

 Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 05 - Harvesting
   General procedures provided to workers
   performing harvesting activities and
   designed to minimize impacts in the field
   Key Highlights
        Procedures and criteria for:
          • Falling
          • Yarding, Skidding and Forwarding
          • Loading, processing, and hauling
        Stop Work criteria
 Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 06 – Fuel
Handling
   General procedures provided to all workers
   involved in handling, storing, and transporting
   of fuel during regular activities and designed to
   minimize the potential of pollution
   Key Highlights
        Fuel storage and Handling
        Refueling requirements
        Spill response references
        Stop work criteria
 Revised: Feb 2005
Highlights: EFP 07 – Dryland Sort
and Log Loading
   General procedures provided to workers
   performing sort yard activities and
   designed to minimize impacts to sensitive
   areas and watercourses or water bodies
   Key Highlights
        Sort yard operational requirements
        Stockpiling & disposal of waste
        Stop Work criteria

 Revised: Feb 2005
Other EMS Requirements


 Check               Plan   Do


                                 etc…

                      Respond

 Revised: Feb 2005
Checking the Progress
 The BCTS staff approach
     Monitoring
       • Informal visits to the worksite to focus on key risk issues
       • May or may not be documented (CHK 004-006 can be used for
         documentation of monitoring)
     Inspections
       • Formal visits to conduct thorough worksite assessments
       • Purpose: to identify deficiencies and trends, to collect data
       • Frequency: as determined by the Risk Ranking
     Primary benefits of Inspections – identifying
     deficiencies and trends, initiating corrective action,
     ensuring follow up
Revised: Feb 2005
Checking the Progress
  The LPC Approach
       Supervising (similar to monitoring by BCTS)
         • Continual on-site checking of work progress, conformance to
           operational and EMS requirements
         • May be documented in diaries or on forms
       Inspections
         • Formal worksite assessments by the field supervisor
         • Purpose: to identify deficiencies and trends within the
           workplace
         • Frequency: as determined at the BCTS Prework
       Type of Inspections
         • Operational and EMS

 Revised: Feb 2005
Required Records for LPC
     Prework Records
          Indicating points of discussion
          Date
     Inspection Records
          Verify worksite requirements
          Date and name of Inspector
     Training Records
          Names of workers
          Type and date of training
     Incident Records
          Spills over 25 liters, Fires, Erosion events, Non-compliances
          At least the Incident details must be completed
     Test/Drill Records
     Emergency Response Plan


 Revised: Feb 2005
Other EMS Requirements


 Check               Plan   Do


                                 etc…

                      Respond

 Revised: Feb 2005
Respond – Corrective Action
  The BCTS Approach
       If deficiencies or trends are noted during
       monitoring visits or formal inspections,
       corrective action will be initiated through:
         • Documentation on the Inspection Forms
         • Documentation on the Incident Report Forms
         • Documentation on Notices to Comply
         • Issue Tracking System entries (ITS)
       If deficiencies or trends are noted during
       Audits, corrective action will be initiated
       through Audit Action Plans
  Revised: Feb 2005
Respond – Corrective Action
     The LPC Approach
          Deficiencies or trends noted during routine
          supervision or formal inspections should be
          followed up ASAP with corrective action
            • Immediate Action (i.e. cleaning up the spill)
            • Preventative Action (i.e. further training or change to
              work procedures)
          If noted during inspections, corrective action
          should be noted on form along with the date when
          corrected

 Revised: Feb 2005
Be Prepared for Audits
     Supervisors
          Ensure workers are instructed by an authorized trainer as
          per the Training Needs Matrix
          Make appropriate documents available at the worksite (ERP,
          EFP)
          Conduct Preworks prior to commencement of the project
          Follow the procedures outlined in the EFP’s to minimize site
          deg, contamination, and erosion
          Conduct Inspections at the frequency outlined at the BCTS
          Prework session
          Take action if non-conformances or non-compliances are
          discovered
          Maintain records as required for the EMS


 Revised: Feb 2005
Be Prepared for Audits
     Workers
          Know the location of the EFP’s and the ERP and
          have them readily accessible
          Participate in Preworks prior to commencement of
          the project
          Follow the procedures outlined in the EFP’s to
          minimize site deg, contamination, and erosion
          Be able to explain how to respond to spills, fires,
          and major landslides or erosion events
          Make sure you have spill kits and fire tools
          available to you and they are in working order


 Revised: Feb 2005
EMS SUMMARY
      •   Plan – Know how to operate with regard
          to the environment
      •   Do – Follow procedures while conducting
          business that protect the environment /
          achieve your plan
      •   Check – Take the time to review how you
          do vs. what the plan states
      •   Respond – Take action and learn from
          your performance to do better next time
 Revised: Feb 2005
SUSTAINABLE FOREST
MANAGEMENT




 Revised: Feb 2005
Types of SFM Certifications
     CSA Z809(2002) – describes how a
     sustainable forestry management plan
     (SFMP) should be developed,
     implemented, and maintained
     SFI – similar in scope and application
     to CSA Z809, American
     FSC - similar in scope and application
     to CSA Z809, International

 Revised: Feb 2005
CSA Z809 Certification
 CSA Z809 SFM Standard is based on a Canadian definition
 of sustainable forest management (SFM)
 Requires a SFM Plan (SFMP) be in place
 Requires a Management System be in place (i.e. an EMS)
 Results in certification of a Designated Forest Area (DFA)
 (therefore, most CSA certifications require cooperation
 amongst all but the smallest licencees operating in the
 DFA)
 CSA Standard includes a substantial commitment to
 involve the public in developing the SFM plan


 Revised: Feb 2005
How SFM Plans intersect with an EMS
      The following Management system criteria must be
      implemented:
           Legal requirements
           Roles and Responsibilities
           Training and Awareness
           Internal & External communication
           Document management and control
           Operational procedures
           Emergency Preparedness & Response
           Monitoring and Measuring
           Corrective & Preventative Action
           Record Keeping
           Internal Audits
           Management Reviews
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Where a SFM Plan has its impact
     Influences higher-level planning by
     introducing its own criteria for forest
     management
     Requires data gathering and reporting to
     verify adherence to SFM targets
     Can produce changes to operational plans
          Modification of block size and shapes
          Introduction of additional protective measures for
          resource features and sensitive zones
          Changes in road locations and design
 Revised: Feb 2005
How to conform to SFM goals in the
forest workplace
      Follow the Operational Plans
      Follow EMS requirements
           Environmental Field Procedures
           Emergency Response Plans
           Legislation and Regulations
           Training requirements
      Follow Contract & License requirements
      Follow Legislative and Regulatory
      requirements

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