The Forest Fringe Citizens's Coalition (to which
Gerald belongs) was invited to consider the Forest Stewardship Council
of Canada's Boreal Forest Standards document and provide reaction.
The Saskatchewan Eco-Network invited us to meet with Marc Thibault
of the Forest Stewardship Council to learn about the public input process.
We were very interested and acquired the large
draft document and studied it, and then later met with a representative
of the Saskatchewan Eco Network (SEN) to discuss our reactions. Gerald
was asked to draft a response document which then was sent out to other
SEN member groups for consideration and ratification.
We argue for a single certification process for
all public forest lands in Saskatchewan and recommend FSC as the certifiction
document that Gerald prepared and sent to FSC and to Saskatchewan
political leaders can be read by clicking here.
A rich source of documentation
about forests and forest ecology and the forest certification process
can be found at the FSC Documentation link: http://www.fsccanada.org/policies/document.shtml
Council for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Saskatchewan Office, inited
Gerald Regnitter to make a presentation
to its Commission which is holding hearings in preparation of
its annual Citizens' Alternate Budget. Gerald met with other
members of the FFCC to prepare a submission, and then presented it
to the Commission on December 8, 2005 in Prince Albert. The submission,
focusing to past and present concerns about forestry policy in Saskatchewan,
can be found by clicking here.