Sustainable Forest Management

CSA SFM User Group Newsletter 

October 2009


Quick Facts

Millions of hectares

By 2009, more than 80 million hectares of Canadian forests were 3rd party certified to the CSA SFM Standard

First in the World

The CSA SFM Standard was the first national forest certification standard developed in the world.


There are more than 50 active public advisory groups across Canada that work to improve forest management on CSA certified forests.

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New look to CSA SFM information

To accompany the launch of the revised CSA Z809 standard for sustainable forest management the CSA SFM User Group has produced new promotional materials for use with customers, public groups, trade shows and elsewhere. The materials include a brochure, a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and this newsletter.  The FAQs respond to questions about the CSA SFM standard, what’s new in the revised standard, how the public is involved and how products from CSA certified forest can be sourced.  The CSA SFM User Group website at also has a fresh new look. Take a look, and download copies of the brochure and FAQs while you’re there.


Upcoming Trade Shows

The CSA SFM User Group and PEFC Canada will jointly be on display at these upcoming trade shows and conference:

Print in the Mix ™ 2009 – October 8, 2009 – The Hilton Toronto – Toronto, ON

Print in the Mix is a conference and trade show for print buyers and includes anyone involved in the creation or purchase of print media. Last year’s conference was attended by 400 people and a similar number are expected this year. As well as exhibiting at the trade show, PEFC Canada is on the agenda along with SFI as part of a panel discussion entitled "The Sustainable Paper Trail: From Mill to Mailbox".
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US Green Building Council Greenbuild – November 10-12, 2009 – Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Greenbuild International Expo is the world’s largest exposition devoted to green building. This year’s show will include over 1,800 exhibitors. It will be an opportunity for the CSA SFM User Group to showcase its new display and promotional material, and to promote the message that the CSA SFM standard should be recognized by the LEED green building rating system.

Graphics Canada 2009 – November 12-14, 2009 – International Centre, Mississauga, ON

Graphics Canada is Canada’s longest running show for the graphic arts and printing industry. PEFC Canada will be promoting the use of PEFC Chain of Custody certification and the increased supply opportunities it provides to paper users by being able to source from CSA SFM certified forests, the most widely used forest certification standard in Canada.

American Institute of Architects Expo 2010 – June 10-12, 2010 – Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL

The AIA National Convention and Expo 2010 will host over 22,000 architects and building industry professionals and will showcase the latest innovative design and construction industry products and services. The CSA SFM User Group will be exhibiting alongside the BC Wood Products Showcase which will include BC Forestry Innovation Investment, the Forest Products Association of Canada as well as other Canadian solid wood organizations.

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