the early 1960s, the world had become aware of limits to forest & industry
growth and to recognize the need for “sustainable development”.
To address this concern Natural Resources, the Canadian Forest Service,
initiated a Canadian Model Forest Program. This initiative has become
the world’s largest forestry experiment in achieving sustainable
forest management through partnership.
In 1992, First Nations, federal & provincial resource management
agencies and industry formed the Prince Albert Model Forest Partnership.
The third and fourth collages portray this partnership, whose motto Ma
Maw Wechehetowin is a Cree expression for Working Together/Helping Each
Other. The Prince Albert Model Forest is a part of a network of eleven
model forests across Canada.
Prince Albert Model Forest is a working partnership among organizations
and communities that have a variety of interests in sustainable forest
management. The partnership commits itself to a set of objectives
that reflect the environmental, socio-economic, cultural & political
context within the area. The Model Forest provides all users of its’ forests
an equal voice in decision-making.