Background and Research Papers related to Herbicide Use in Forest Management

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"Efficacy of Conventional (Chemical) Methods, New Approaches and Alternatives to Herbicides"
Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Forest Vegetation Management, Nancy, France, June 17-22, 2002

"Ecological effects of vegetation management practices"
Presented at the Third International Conference on Forest Vegetation Management, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1998
 

The Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Glyphosate-Based Pesticides in Northern Leopard Frogs

TOXICITY OF GLYPHOSATE-BASED PESTICIDES TO FOUR NORTH AMERICAN
FROG SPECIES

PESTICIDES   MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THE PROTECTION OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development      May 2000
 

Herbicides and Risks to Ecosystems - Canadian Wildlilfe Service, Environment Canada
 

Comparative responses of small mammals, vegetation, and food sources to natural regeneration and conifer release treatments in boreal balsam fir stands of Quebec
 
 
Forest STewardship Council Pesticides Policy Under Review

View approved policy,  FSC-POL-30-001 FSC Pesticides Policy (2005) 
View guidance on policy, FSC-GUI-30-001 Guidance on Pesticides Policy (2005) 
View FSC-PRO-01-004 Processing Pesticide derogation applications (2005) 
FSC list of pesticides, indicators & thresholds (2006) proposed revisions

FSC's current policy on pesticides (FSC-POL-30-601 Chemical Pesticides in Certified Forests) was approved by the FSC Board of Directors in July 2002. The policy is designed to implement the relevant requirements of the FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship and has three main elements:The identification and avoidance of highly hazardous1 pesticides; promotion of ‘non-chemical’ methods of pest management as an element of an integrated pest and vegetation management strategy; appropriate use of the pesticides that are used.

This FSC discussion paper proposes modifications to FSC’s current policy, in order to provide clear, definitive guidance on the implementation of the FSC Principles and Criteria, following the approach established by the FSC Board of Directors in May 2002.
 

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