Public Advisory Committee
The goal of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) is to support the development of a forest management plan that meets the principles of sustainable forest management. In order to achieve this goal, DMI will be following the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) Principles of Sustainable Forest Management and the Alberta Forest Management Planning Standard which includes the identification of stakeholder values.
The purpose of this Committee is to work with DMI in a collaborative partnership to identify stakeholder values and to develop and define VOITs that will allow those stakeholder values to be managed in the 2019-2028 FMPs. The specific objectives in regarding the VOITS are as follows:
- Develop a set of values for incorporation into VOITs that reflect interest of all stakeholders’ values.
- Review and assess values identified by the PAC and Indigenous communities to determine whether existing VOITs are sufficient to address those values or if new VOITs are required.
- Development of a report on VOITs to the Planning Development Team (PDT) for consideration in the FMPs, as well as identification of where values and concerns outside of the scope of the FMP have been addressed.
- Communicate to the Government of Alberta, in writing, regarding the FMPs and how they have accommodated the values of the PAC and the Indigenous communities in the FMPs.
For more information on the DMI Peace River Pulp Division’s Public Advisory Committee, please contact DMI Peace River Pulp Division.
NAIT Boreal Nature Series
What a great opportunity to learn more about our local boreal forest! The Boreal Nature Series (BNS) are informal educational events showcasing world-class research occurring in the Peace Region. Events include public presentations and nature walk offered at no charge. Presentations are 1 hour in length during the evenings including time for questions.
For more information on the BNS, please take a look at their website: http://www.nait.ca/71308.htm