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Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Innovative Forest Practices Agreements (IFPA)

IFPAs are one of the initiatives identified in the Jobs and Timber Accord. The Accord stated:

“The Government will enter into innovative forest practices agreements and other enhanced forestry practices agreements to test new and innovative forestry practices. The Government will, as a matter of policy, and subject to the evaluation of pilot projects now under way, make available such agreements and expand such programs on a broad and fair basis. Participating licensees will have the opportunity to increase their allocated harvest levels and to enhance and maintain employment in the forest industry.”

The objectives of the IFPA are:

  1. to test new and innovative forestry practices intended to improve forest productivity. Such practices are subject to the Forest Practices Code.

  2. to encourage designated licensees to carry out the forest practices by offering them the opportunity to apply for an increase to their allocated harvest levels to enhance and maintain employment in the forest industry.

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