The Fur Institute of Canada released its booklet, Sustainable Forest Management for Timber, Furbearers and Forest Biodiversity -
A guide for trappers, furbearer and forest managers, to members and guests attending the Annual General Meeting in Whitehorse.
The purpose of the document, published by the Institute's Conservation Committee, is to illustrate how trappers and the trapping
industry are an integral part of sustainable forest management, and that several furbearer species could be used as indicators of
our collective success in achieving sustainable forestry. It provides guidance, establishing common ground among trappers, operational
foresters and government resource managers, to advance furbearer management in forested areas.
Funding assistance to produce this booklet was received from the Model Forest Network, Forest Products Association of Canada, Lake Abitibi Model Forest Network and the Foothills, McGregor and Prince Albert Model Forests. The booklet is being distributed to trapper associations and timber companies throughout Canada, and to provincial and territorial wildlife and forestry departments.