High Conservation Value Forests
- Forest areas containing globally, regionally or nationally significant: concentrations of biodiversity values (e.g. endemism, endangered species, refugia); and/or large landscape-level forests, contained within, or containing the management unit, where viable populations of most if not all naturally occurring species exist in natural patterns of distribution and abundance
- Forest areas that are in or contain rare, threatened or endangered ecosystems
- Forest areas that provide basic services of nature in critical situations (e.g. watershed protection, erosion control)
- Forest areas fundamental to meeting basic needs of local communities (e.g. subsistence, health) and/or critical to local communities’ traditional cultural identity (areas of cultural, ecological, economic or religious significance identified in cooperation with such local communities)
High Conservation Value Species
Using the National Boreal HCVF Framework for Canada, several high conservation values (HCV) were identified in the Bancroft Minden Forest. BMFC is committed to maintaining or enhancing these values by implementing management practices that protect waterways and wildlife habitat, conserve regions of high biodiversity and minimize the impact of harvesting operations.