Port Hawkesbury Forestry Practices


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It is the policy of Port Hawkesbury Paper LP to carry out operations in ways that do not endanger the environment. Sustaining a healthy environment is an integral part of all company operations. Port Hawkesbury Paper LP fully endorses the Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia Principles of Forest Stewardship, and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) Sustainability Statement.

Our company forest resources will be managed for long-term sustainability and natural biodiversity while providing an increasing harvest volume and conserving social and cultural values of the community. The company is committed to implementing its sustainable forest management mission, vision, and guiding principles.

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Initiatives Include:

  • Managing the forest to maintain, enhance and develop the appropriate range of species naturally found on site
  • Using a range of harvest treatments based on on-site specific characteristics to create a more diverse and mixed forest in Nova Scotia
  • High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) management
  • Public participation and broad-based input from local communities

Port Hawkesbury Paper manages for many values besides timber including old forests, wildlife corridors and habitat, special management zones, endangered species, unique ecosystems, recreation, heritage and culture, and domestic watersheds.

2015 Sustainable Long-term Forest Management Plan for FULA Lands

Acadian Forest Restoration Guidance Document

Gap Analysis for Port Hawkesbury Paper LP FULA Lands for Eastern Mainland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Sustainable Forestry Management Policy »

High Conservation Value Forest Assessment Report for 2015-2020 FSC certification period »

2019 Annual Monitoring Report for SFM Indicators and High Conservation Values

For further information, please contact Andrew Fedora, Leader of Sustainability & Outreach at: andrew.fedora@porthawkesburypaper.com