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SPECIAL SECTION: PROTECTED AREAS AND SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN CANADA
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-61

Promoting Sustainable Forest Management Among Stakeholders in the Prince Albert Model Forest, Canada


1 University of Alberta - Augustana Campus, Camrose, AB, Canada
2 Prince Albert Model Forest, Prince Albert, SK, Canada
3 Canadian Institute of Forestry, Saskatchewan Section, Prince Albert, SK, Canada
4 Prince Albert National Park, Parks Canada, Waskesiu, SK, Canada
5 Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Regina, SK, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Glen T Hvenegaard
University of Alberta - Augustana Campus, Camrose, AB
Canada
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.161222

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Model Forests are partnerships for shared decision-making to support social, environmental, and economic sustainability in forest management. Relationships among sustainable forest management partners are often strained, but the Prince Albert Model Forest (PAMF) represents a process of effective stakeholder involvement, cooperative relationships, visionary planning, and regional landscape management. This article seeks to critically examine the history, drivers, accomplishments, and challenges associated with the PAMF. Four key phases are discussed, representing different funding levels, planning processes, research projects, and partners. Key drivers in the PAMF were funding, urgent issues, provincial responsibility, core of committed people, evolving governance, desire for a neutral organisation, role of protected areas, and potential for mutual benefits. The stakeholders involved in the Model Forest, including the forest industry and associated groups, protected areas, Aboriginal groups, local communities, governments, and research groups, were committed to the project, cooperated on many joint activities, provided significant staffing and financial resources, and gained many benefits to their own organisations. Challenges included declining funding, changing administrative structures, multiple partners, and rotating representatives. The PAMF process promoted consultative and integrated land resource management in the region, and demonstrated the positive results of cooperation between stakeholders interested in sustainable forest management.


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