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Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd.

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE

SFI 2010-2014 STANDARD

OBJECTIVES:

Objective 1. Forest Management Planning

To broaden the implementation of sustainable forestry by ensuring long-term forest productivity and yield based on the use of the best scientific information available.

Objective 2. Forest Productivity

To ensure long-term forest productivity, carbon storage and conservation of forest resources through prompt reforestation, soil conservation, afforestation and other measures.

Objective 3. Protection and Maintenance of Water Resources

To protect water quality in streams, lakes and other water bodies.

Objective 4. Conservation of Biological Diversity including Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value

To manage the quality and distribution of wildlife habitats and contribute to the conservation of biological diversity by developing and implementing stand- and landscape-level measures that promote habitat diversity and the conservation of forest plants and animals, including aquatic species.

Objective 5. Management of Visual Quality and Recreational Benifits

To manage the visual impact of forest operations and provide recreational opportunities for the public.

Objective 6. Protection of Special Sites

To manage lands that are ecologically, geologically, or culturally important in a manner that takes into account their unique qualities.

Objective 7. Efficient Use of Forest Resources

To promote the efficient use of forest resources.

Objective 8. Landowner Outreach

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by forest landowners through fiber sourcing programs.

Objective 9. Use of Qualified Resource and Qualified Logging Professionals

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by encouraging forest landowners to utilize the services of forest management and harvesting professionals.

Objective 10. Adherence to Best Management Practices

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry through the use of best management practices to protect water quality.

Objective 11. Promote Conservation of Biological Diversity, Biodiversity Hotspots and High-Biodiversity Wilderness Areas

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by conserving biological diversity, biodiversity¬  hotspots and high-biodiversity wilderness areas.

Objective 12. Avoidance of Controversial Sources including Illegal Logging

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by avoidance of illegal logging.

Objective 13. Avoidance of Controversial Sources including Fiber Sourced from Areas without Effective Social Laws

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by avoiding controversial sources.

Objective 14. Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Compliance with applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations.

Objective 15. Forestry Research, Science, and Technology

To support forestry research, science, and technology, upon which sustainable forest management decisions are based.

Objective 16. Training and Education

To improve the implementation of sustainable forestry practices through appropriate training and education programs.

Objective 17. Community Involvement in the Practice of Sustaiblabe Forestry

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by encouraging the public and forestry community to participate in the commitment to sustainable forestry, and publicly report progress.

Objective 18: Public Land Management Responsibilities

To support and implement sustainable forest management on public lands.

Objective 19. Communications and Public Reporting

To broaden the practice of sustainable forestry by documenting progress and opportunities for improvement.

Objective 20. Management Review and Continual Improvement

To promote continual improvement in the practice of sustainable forestry, and to monitor, measure, and report performance in achieving the commitment to sustainable forestry.