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8.2: Institutional framework

Extent to which the institutional framework includes the capacity to enforce laws, regulations and guidelines

“This audit protocol and the subsequent Independent Forest Audit program specifically address and examine compliance with the forest management planning process, approved forest management plans, implementation manuals, and provincial policies, procedures, and legislation. In addition, audits assess the effectiveness of timber management ...

Capacity to develop and maintain efficient physical infrastructure to facilitate the supply of forest products and services...

"DSE maintains and builds infrastructure for a range of purposes, including timber harvesting, conservation, fire management, and recreation. This infrastructure includes:
• Road, track and trail networks
• Fire towers
• Buildings (workshops, sheds, etc.)
• Bridges and water crossings
• Fire dams, water points ...

Extent to which the institutional framework develops and maintains human resource skills across relevant disciplines

“Examples of the skills required by government and the wood and non-wood forest products industries include research, management, education, and protection of other values, such as recreation and tourism. Skills may be developed through experience as well as through professional certification and licensing requirements, professional ...