AOO Canoe-grade White Birch Communication and Harvesting Protocol
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) Resource Project Working Group has recently approved the AOO Canoe-grade White Birch Communication and Harvesting Protocol on September 7, 2022. It is a living Protocol that may be reviewed and revised over time.
The purpose of the Protocol is based on the needs within the AOO communities to have fair access to opportunities to harvest birch bark for canoe building purposes. It is a working agreement between the AOO Consultation Office, the AOO communities, and the Sustainable Forest Licensees operating within the AOO Settlement Area.
The Protocol ensures that canoe birch is identified, protected, and communicated to provide communities with the opportunities to harvest canoe bark and that there is proper data management.
The detailed Protocol can be viewed at the link below.
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