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8.1: Legal framework

Legal framework provides opportunities for public participation in policy and decision-making related to forests

“To ensure that the public has the best and most current information available to allow for informed decision-making participation.” Fundy Model Forest (2000)

Examples of measurement:
• Publicizes operational activities and objectives

Response by licensees to public comments/participation

Response (by phone, email, letter, etc…) to public comments received by licensees in the course of the planning process.

Percentage of comments receiving response by type by licensee

“This indicator tracks the level of response to public communications received by the IFPA and its partners related to forest management activities. It will be the responsibility of the IFPA and its partners to track the comments received through communications, and also track the response to these comments in order to monitor and report on ...