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CAN/CSA-Z804-08 (R2013) - Sustainable Forest Management for Woodlots and Other Small Area Forests

Publication Year:

  • 2008

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Reaffirmed Year:

  • 2013


  • CSA

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Update #1 was published as notification that this is now a National Standard of Canada.


This is the first edition of CSA Z804, Sustainable forest management for woodlots and other small area forests.

1. Scope

1.1 This Standard applies to woodlots and small forests up to 4000 hectares that have a management plan; these are termed "defined woodlots" (see Clause 3). It provides sustainable forest management requirements for (a) a defined woodlot consisting of one or more contiguous, legally described lots under the same ownership and management plan; (b) a defined woodlot consisting of non-contiguous, legally described lots under the same ownership but having separate management plans, or if they total less than 4000 hectares, grouped under a single management plan; or (c) individual defined woodlots, each less than 4000 hectares, that have separate management plans but are grouped together for the purpose of certification.

1.2 This Standard applies to defined woodlots, regardless of ownership. It is not designed for use by industrial landowners whose main business is forest products.

1.3 In CSA Standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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