La Red Canadiense de Bosques Modelos se disuelva, los miembros siguen por delante

30 March, 2017 - The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) was notified last week of the impending dissolution of the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN).

30 de Marzo, 2017 - La Red Internacional de Bosques Modelos (RIBM) fue notificada la semana pasada de la inminente disolución de la Red Canadiense de Bosques Modelo (CMFN/RCFM).

La CMFN nació en 1991, con el lanzamiento del Programa de Bosques Modelos de Canadá. Con la conclusión del Programa, en 2007, los miembros constituyeron una organización nacional, independiente y sin fin de lucro.

La disolución de la organización nacional ciertamente esta una triste noticia, pero el Dr. Brian G. Kotak, gerente general de la CMFN, insiste sobre el compromiso continuado del Método de Bosque Modelo en Canadá.

 “Hay siete bosques modelo activos en Canadá”, dijo el Dr. Kotak. “Continuaremos participando, como miembros individuales, dentro de la Red internacional de Bosques Modelos. Todos tenemos programas emocionantes y prometedores para cuidar en casa. Los siete Bosques Modelos Canadiense representan 12.418.075 hectáreas, hecho de paisajes diversos y asociaciones en todo el país, y continuaremos colaborando a través de la RIBM. Con pena, tuvimos que tomar la decisión de disolver la red formal canadiense, por una multitud de razones, como por ejemplo la dificultad para mantenerse al día con los gastos generales inherente a una organización sin fines de lucro”.

“Esta es ciertamente una noticia lamentable, pero seguiremos estando al lado de nuestros miembros canadienses de Bosques Modelos", dijo Richard Verbisky, Jefe de la Secretaría de la RIBM. "La Red Internacional está creciendo, con Bosques Modelos actualmente en desarrollo en España, República Checa, Brasil y Perú. La RIBM está celebrando 25 años en 2017, y se centra fuertemente en la restauración del paisaje y la gestión sostenible de los bosques, a través de una fórmula única de asociaciones locales fomentando el desarrollo local”.

Aquí adjunto, el comunicado de prensa oficial de la CMFN (en Ingles):

 CMFN

For Immediate Release

Canadian Model Forest Network Announces its Dissolution

March 29, 2017                                  Pine Falls, Manitoba                       CMFN

It is with a heavy sense of sadness that the board of the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN) passed a motion to dissolve the organisation.

There have been many strategic efforts pursed in the last few years to keep the Canadian Model Forest Network functioning, but due to the absence of core funding, project funding, the inability of member organisations to contribute financially and the weight of on-going costs, a decision was made to dissolve the Canadian Model Forest Network, a not-for-profit organisation. The dissolution will occur during the summer of 2017.

The Canadian Model Forest Network as an organization was born out of Canada’s Model Forest program. The Model Forest approach was first developed and implemented by the Government of Canada in the early 1990s in 10 sites across the country. It was a response to a period of intense conflict in Canada’s forest sector at a time when environmentalists, governments, indigenous peoples, communities and forest workers were struggling over forest resources and how to manage them in a sustainable manner. The approach showed immediate promise as people came to the table to find common solutions to the issues they faced, including logging practices, biodiversity conservation and economic stability among others.

The development of an International Model Forest Network was launched in 1992 and continues to grow into a global network aimed at sharing knowledge and implementing a participatory, landscape-level approach to the sustainable management of natural resources.

Governed by a unique partnership of local stakeholders, and concentrated on issues and challenges within a landscape, the member Model Forests of the Canadian Model Forest Network strived toward a common goal of developing and sharing innovative solutions for managing Canada’s forests in a sustainable manner.

The CMFN and its members are proud of their many successes and achievements. For example, the document Pathways to Climate Change Resilience – a Guidebook for Canadian Forest-based Communities, released in 2011, provides a process for communities and municipalities to conduct climate change risk and vulnerability assessments, identifies actions that can be taken to reduce existing risks, and incorporates climate change mitigation into planning, including climate resilient and green infrastructure. This guidebook has been piloted successfully in two Indigenous communities in Canadian Model Forest areas, as well as in the city of Revelstoke, B.C. and in the Vilhelmina Model Forest, Sweden.

The Canadian Model Forest Network facilitated discussions among governments and stakeholders, including Indigenous communities, around species at risk and the development of recovery strategies and management plans. Over the years, the Canadian Model Forest Network also provided support for growth in the Forest Products Sector, and promoted Indigenous youth career training in the natural resources sectors.

“It is important to note that the seven current Model Forests, located in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, representing 12,418,075 hectares, will continue to work together as an informal network and as members of the International Model Forest Network, sharing best practices and experiences in areas of mutual interests such as climate change resilience and landscape restoration”, said Dr. Brian G. Kotak, General Manager of the Canadian Model Forest Network.

 

 

Contacts

 

 

Glenda Garnier, General Manager

Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador

glendagarnier@mfnl.ca

 

Nairn Hay, General Manager

Fundy Model Forest, New Brunswick

www.fundymodelforest.net

nairn@fundymodelforest.net

 

Serge Harvey, General Manager

Forêt Modèle du Lac Saint-Jean, Québec

www.foretmodeledulacsaintjean.ca

serge.harvey@foretmodeledulacsaintjean.ca

 

Astrid Nielsen, General Manager

Eastern Ontario Model Forest, Ontario

www.eomf.on.ca

anielsen@eomf.on.ca

 

Dr. Brian G. Kotak, General Manager

Manitoba Model Forest

www.manitobamodelforest.net

miette.env@icloud.com

 

Susan Carr, General Manager

Prince Albert Model Forest, Saskatchewan

306.953.8921

www.pamodelforest.sk.ca

susan.carr@sasktel.net

 

Wayne Davie

Weberville Community Model Forest, Alberta

wayne.davie@roskabdo.com