Tag Archives: sustainability

Certificates

SFM Certificates CSA Z809 Certificate Chain of Custody Certificates Manufacturing FSC® CoC Certificate PEFCTM CoC Certificate

Research and Development

From our forest operations to our manufacturing facilities we are finding new ways to make our business better. Saanich Forestry Centre WFP’s Saanich Forestry Centre has been in operation since 1964.  Originally established to provide research and development for a coastal tree breeding …

Environmentally Responsible

Environmental Stewardship Defined: “The responsible use and protection of the natural environment through sustainable practices” The need to source wood products from environmentally responsible producers like Western Forest Products has never been more important. In today’s world, reducing effects on ecology …

Strategies for Maintaining Biodiversity

Retention Strategy A key component of our strategy to maintain forest biodiversity while sustainably harvesting our AAC, is in designing harvest patterns to provide connections between ecosystems and habitats over space and time, and to maintain areas of older forests …

Plans

Forest Management is guided by multiple layers of planning at the regional, landscape, management unit and stand levels. Regional Land Use Plans (LUP) LUPs were developed to provide high level land use zoning.  These plans grew from an exhaustive public …

Planning and Practices

Under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation (FPPR) provides the operational direction for designing and implementing timber harvesting. Teams of WFP resource professionals plan and work together to meet objectives for soil, fish, water, wildlife, …

Sustainable Management

Western Forest Products is committed to a broad concept of sustainable management that ensures our business performance is: environmentally responsible socially desirable  economically viable As proud managers of renewable resources and skilled producers of high quality products, we have a broad, long-term view of our responsibility …

Quality Products

WFP is the leader for quality appearance and structural wood products that come from sustainably managed forests on the coast of British Columbia, Canada.  We are unique in our ability to source quality wood from five coastal tree species in …