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Environmental leadership efforts receive dual recognition

Forestry team with award

The Regional Municipality of York has proudly received two recognitions for its exemplary contributions to longstanding leadership and commitment to urban forestry, environmental stewardship and conservation and asset management.

Recently, Forestry was recognized for its 20 year milestone of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management Certification for the York Regional Forest. 

The York Regional Forest was the first public forest in Canada to be FSC certified in 2000. 

To earn Forest Stewardship Council certification, an organization must manage its forests to meet social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations. 

York Region was also honoured to receive the 2020 Arboriculture Award of Merit presented by the Ontario Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA Ontario). 

In 2019, York Regional Council approved York Region’s Management Plan of the York Regional Forest 2019-2038. In 2018, York Region completed a green infrastructure asset management plan, the first of its kind in Canada.

The award of merit recognizes municipalities, public institutions and non-profit organizations that have shown innovation, leadership and commitment to arboriculture and urban forestry within Ontario. 

For more information, contact James Lane at x75271

Learn more about the York Regional Forest.


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