Forest Policy

Vision

To administer an efficient program of sustainable forest management.

Mission

To maintain and enhance the long-term health and productivity of the Nipissing Forest, while providing environmental, economic, social, and cultural opportunities for the benefit of present and future generations. Nipissing Forest Management Inc. (NFRM) is committed to the following Guiding Principles;

Guiding Principles

Performance of Excellence

NFRM is committed to achieving the highest standards of sustainable forest management through the application of scientifically-based practices.

Sustainable Forest Ethic

NFRM ensures that all of its forest management practices are conducted according to the principles of sustainable forest management. NFRM forest management practices will respect both ecological and social values of the Nipissing Forest.

Forest Environment

NFRM recognizes that the forest environment comprises a broad spectrum of social, economic, and ecological values, all of which form the basis of environmentally-sound forest management planning and practices.

Environmental Protection

NFRM plans and conducts forest management operations in a manner which minimizes the long term negative impacts on the forest resources. NFRM encourages all licensees to practice Self-compliance with all environmental guidelines and regulations.

Forest Diversity

NFRM acknowledges the value of genetic, species and ecosystem diversity in maintaining ecological processes and therefore implements forest management practices that promote diversity at a stand and landscape level across the Nipissing Forest.

Planning Horizons

NFRM considers both short and long-term horizons in forest management planning to ensure that an appropriate portion of today’s economic gain from the forest is thoughtfully invested so the future forest and economic health will be at least as great as today.

Aboriginal Values

NFRM will continue to foster relationships and partnerships with local Aboriginal Communities to provide opportunities for economic growth, educational development, and forest management planning input.

Public Input

NFRM encourages and provides opportunities for public comments and concerns and incorporates these in the forest management planning process.

Other Stakeholders

NFRM encourages and provides opportunities for Other Stakeholders comments and concerns and incorporates these in the forest management planning process.

Accountability

NFRM conducts its forest management planning practices in an open and transparent manner consistent with provincial policies and objectives.

Research and Development

NFRM supports research and development initiatives which advance sustainable forest management.

Health and Safety

NFRM conducts its forest management activities in a responsible manner while protecting the health and safety of employees, contractors and the public.

Employee Education

NFRM maintains an experienced and educated forest management staff. Training and development opportunities are offered to continually improve staff skills and knowledge.