Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement
In 2010, nine national conservation groups and 21 forestry companies signed the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) to support sustainable logging in the boreal forest. Caribou conservation is one of its key goals.
The following year, recommendations were put forward via the CBFA process to the Ontario Government to protect jobs and woodland caribou in Northern Ontario.
One of the key goals is to create protected areas that represent the ecological diversity of the boreal forest and protect species at risk habitat without compromising the economic viability of mills. Ontario Nature is working with the CBFA signatories to support this work on-the-ground in northwestern Ontario, and will seek the approval of both the provincial and First Nations governments for any new protected areas.