Millar Western’s 2017-27 Detailed Forest Management Plan (DFMP) for its Forest Management Agreement (FMA) area is nearing its final phase. In development for more than two years, the plan will guide forest management operations in the FMA area for the next 10 years. To ensure that the DFMP reflects local interests and priorities, Millar Western has sought public input at various junctures during its development. Starting October 4, it will begin its next and final consultation, beginning with a presentation of the draft Preferred Forest Management Scenario (PFMS) to Millar Western’s Public Advisory Committee. The next day, Millar Western will hold an open house at the Allan and Jean Millar Centre in Whitecourt, Alberta, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, to present the draft PFMS to all interested parties. “The PFMS is the result of an intensive back-and-forth process, whereby we use computer models to achieve the best balance among environmental, social and economic objectives on the land base,” said Chief Forester Bob Mason. “Whereas earlier consultations were focused on determining forest values — the features stakeholders deem important and wish to preserve on the landscape — the PFMS has accounted for those values and proposes harvesting volumes, locations and timeframes for the plan period.”
We are proud to announce that The Stationers’ Company has awarded Two Sides a Stationers’ Warrant Crest for 2021.
The Stationers’ Company Warrant Scheme, launched in 2014, recognises excellence within the Communications and Content industries in the form of annual recognition. The warrant seal of excellence may be used on products, to promote products, or by organisations that meet the highest standards of excellence as assessed by the team of judges.
“We are pleased to award Two Sides with the Stationers’ Warrant Crest, for their information led campaign which promotes the sustainability of print, paper and paper packaging. The materials produced by Two Sides are educational and easily accessible for the industry to use.” – Christine Geer, Chair of the Warrants Committee.
Two Sides impressed judges with their campaigning and information led programme. It was recognised that the resources produced by Two Sides inform and educate consumers on the sustainability of print and paper-based products and available for the industry to use. The opportunity to develop this further with versions targeted at schools, and the next generation, and a wider demographic provided much discussion within the judging panel. Furthermore, they felt that innovation was demonstrated by Two Sides with their biennial Trend Tracker Survey, their research on consumer perceptions and attitudes across a wide range of topics relating to print, paper, paper packaging and tissue products. All of this fulfilled the brief to win the Stationers’ Company Warrant.
“We are honoured that our campaign and efforts have been recognised by this award. Being able to use the Stationers’ Warrant Crest in our communications will increase the reach and integrity of our message, and provide our members and partners ever increasing confidence in the work that we do for the industry.”– Jonathan Tame, Managing Director of Two Sides Europe.
With all businesses facing unprecedented challenges, which have been intensified by the global pandemic, the Stationers’ Warrant provides a unique opportunity to showcase the quality and value of information delivered by Two Sides.