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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Resources
    vision is that we will share with you what we have learned so that you can use your own talents to enrich plans and their implementation according to the needs of your community and the ecosystems that sustain you In Ecosystem based Conservation Planning Project Reports you will find complete reports for several of the communities SFF has worked with over the years Key Information contains articles we think you

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Archives
    often more recent scientific information available many of these earlier documents provide valuable information that continues to be substantiated and expanded in today s research and literature We provide the development of our approach in Ecosystem based Conservation Planning Methodology as well as in Literature Reviews that we have prepared If you are interested in more current scientific support for ecosystem based conservation planning we recommend that you purchase Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth s Crown You can also consult Resources Key Information Forest Visualization was developed to help us and communities by providing a computer picture of what the forest would look like before and after ecosystem based partial cutting prescriptions had been carried out We also provide information about programs we no longer carry out We are proud of our work in Eco certification and with International Interns We invite you to learn more about this former work Eco Cert is a trademarked label for SFF s forest management certification On a fee for service basis we carry out independent forest management audits for those interested in assessing the effectiveness and impacts of ecosystem based and conventional forestry Our Russia Program goes back to 1993 We still do

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Key Information
    Foundation and held in Toronto on April 29 2009 Speakers at the Toronto event were Herb Hammond is a forest ecologist pioneer of ecosystem based conservation planning and author of the award winning book Seeing the Forest Among the Trees His new book is Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth s Crown Ecosystem based Planning for the Boreal Forest See Herb s power point presentation Professor Deb McGregor Anishinabe is from the Whitefish River First Nation is currently Assistant Professor in Geography and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto Deb has provided an article she wrote in 2006 that gives her views of the aboriginal perspective See Deb s paper here Professor Jeremy Kerr is a Professor of Biology at University of Ottawa and is a member of the Science Panel of the International Boreal Conservation Campaign See Jeremy s power point presentation Professor James Schaefer is Professor of Biology at Trent University in Peterborough Ontario See Jim s power point presentation Dr Sean C Thomas has a PhD from Harvard University in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and has been at the University of Toronto since 1999 His research focuses on tree and forest ecosystem responses to forest management environment changes and their interaction He is currently appointed as a Senior Canada Research Chair in Forests and Environmental Change See Sean s power point presentation The Power of Community Ecosystem based Conservation Planning Across Canada In summer 2003 the Silva Forest Foundation convened a Community Summit of representatives from the communities where we have completed ecosystem based conservation plans Summit participants shared their stories and learned from each other You can read their powerful and inspiring stories in our booklet The Power of Community You can order a print copy here Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry Appreciative Inquiry is a way

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth's Crown
    past 25 years Herb has focused on the development of ecosystem based conservation planning Together with his wife Susan he founded the Silva Forest Foundation a charitable society dedicated to research and education in ecosystem based conservation planning Herb has worked cooperatively with Indigenous Nations and rural communities to develop more than 20 ecosystem based plans across Canada and in Russia the United States and Indonesia Herb s earlier award winning book Seeing the Forest Among the Trees The Case for Wholistic Forest Use continues to be used by a wide audience in planning forest protection and use Herb was given the Sustainable Living Gold Award at the 2003 Canadian Environment Awards He is a frequent workshop leader and keynote speaker What scientists say about Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth s Crown Herb Hammond is Boreal Canada s father of applied ecosystem based planning planning that benefits ecosystems and people From the book s informed and detailed content to its comprehensive structure readable flow and to its underlying premise of planning for the protection and management of this sensitive and key global ecosystem Herb has made one of the major ecological contributions of our generation Peter Lee Executive Director Global Forest Watch Canada If you ve been perplexed by more than a decade of bumf about what forest ecosystem management is and how it can be practiced if you think that forests are ecosystems not mere stands of trees that maintaining biodiversity and ecological integrity should be management goals not constraints if you believe that the boreal forest is much more than scrawny spruce and dire muskeg throbbing with vast fossil fuel mineral and hydroelectric resources destined to be exploited that the boreal forest should remain part of our global life support system and not become an international sacrifice zone

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Our Work
    of natural ecosystem integrity as the first priority is grounded in leading edge science and management practices is practical and provides tools that are useful to a wide variety of people including scientists professionals conservationists and local people includes a wide spectrum of interests develops and promotes on the ground models Our work includes Ecosystem based conservation planning and stewardship empowering communities with options SFF partners with communities to develop ecosystem based conservation mapping analysis planning and operations from the large landscape level to operational human uses such as tourism and timber management Our GIS geographic information systems maps and economic analyses empower communities with information and provide models of ecological social and economic sustainability We work with rural and First Nations communities across Canada and elsewhere in the world The mapping ecosystem analysis planning and economic analysis can be applied to any kind of ecosystem and any community Our work frequently includes capacity building through training and participation of community members in all phases of a project Appreciative Inquiry SFF provides facilitation using Appreciative Inquiry Ai for communities wanting to develop ecosystem based conservation plans or for any group wanting to define a positive way forward Appreciative Inquiry assists communities to develop a positive practical vision for how they want to relate to each other and to Earth Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people their organizations and the world around them It involves systematic discovery of what gives a system life when it is most effective and capable in ecological social and economic terms The basic idea is to build effective organizations and programs around what works rather than trying to fix what doesn t It is the opposite of problem solving Instead of focusing on fixing what s wrong Ai focuses on how

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - History and Vision
    ecosystem maps These communities include Harrop Procter the Slocan Valley Creston the Fraser Headwaters Yalakom Valley Cortes Island Denman Island the Xeni Gwet in First Nation Xaxli p Haida Gwaii all in British Columbia North Central Saskatchewan and the Innu Nation Labrador Each community uses its plans and maps in ways unique to that community Harrop Procter and Creston use the information as the basis for their ongoing community forest operations Xaxli p has combined their ecosystem based plan with their traditional use study to manage a community forest in culturally and ecologically appropriate ways The Innu Nation used their ecosystem based and protected areas design mapping to negotiate protection of a large portion of their traditional lands in cultural and ecological reserves and to apply an ecosystem based approach to the use of lands outside protected areas As the immediacy and negative effects of global climate change have become abundantly clear Silva recognizes the important role that ecosystem based conservation planning plays as a tool to eliminate causes and mitigate the effects of global warming Ecosystem based plans maintain or restore natural biodiversity an important hedge against the impacts of climate change and maintain or restore natural ecological carbon

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Services
    System GIS Support SFF has extensive experience in developing GIS analyses to fit available data and in designing clear eye catching GIS interpretive maps On a fee for service basis SFF will work with communities to develop custom GIS analyses and design interpretive map sets with accompanying graphics that explain the meaning of the maps and analyses GIS analysis and maps provide useful information for communities whether you are developing your own EBCP or participating in a government or industry planning process For the kind of maps that we have prepared in the past see EBCP Project Summaries and Resources EBCP Project Reports Forest Management Certification Eco Cert SFF will undertake audits and field evaluations of forest management plans and practices on a fee for services basis Our audits and field evaluations are based upon our Eco Cert standards Our certification service is independent of other national or international certification programs including the Forest Stewardship Council We are also willing to undertake critiques of certifications conducted under other certification programs Appreciative Inquiry facilitation and or training If your community or organization would like to develop a positive vision for where it wants to go and develop steps for getting there SFF can provide facilitation services to your group If you would like to learn how to use Appreciative Inquiry with others we can provide training For more information about this positive energizing dynamic system see EBCP Community and Appreciative Inquiry Workshops and training SFF has provided custom designed workshops of from 3 5 days or longer if desired to many groups Want to learn more about landscape ecology conservation biology ecological economics and other sciences and disciplines behind EBCP Want to learn how to prepare ecosystem based conservation plans Does the forest in your area need restoration To learn more

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  • Silva Forest Foundation - Links
    Society David Suzuki Foundation Fern Forest Ethics Greenpeace Pacific Environment Taiga Rescue Network Yukon Conservation Society CPAWS Manitoba Ecosystem based Conservation Plan Communities Creston BC Cortes Island BC Fraser Headwaters Alliance Harrop Procter Community Forest Innu Nation Xeni Gwet in First Nation Information Sources Appreciative Inquiry Commons In ternational Society for Ecological Economics Global Footprint Society for Ecological Restoration Society for Conservation Biology HOME ABOUT US ECOSYSTEM BASED CONSERVATION PLANNING

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