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Province receives Forestry Commission discussion paper

Press Release

February 01, 2024

The Forestry Commission has presented government with a discussion paper about a plan for developing forest policy to carry Prince Edward Island into the future.

The discussion paper, Towards A New Forest Policy, contains 13 key topics related to forestry, including the future of a legislative framework, sustainability of biomass supply, and increasing readiness for extreme weather.

“The paper is the commission’s first step in a public engagement process. It kicks off a timely public dialogue on our forest and I look forward to receiving this feedback from the public, industry and the commission.”

– Environment, Energy and Climate Action Minister Steven Myers
A public survey will be available soon and community engagement meetings will take place across PEI this summer.

Further information about these meetings will follow later.

Learn more about the Prince Edward Island Forestry Commission.

Media contact:
Katie Cudmore
Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action (link sends e-mail)



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