Islands Community Stability Initiative

THE ICSI CONSENSUS

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For too long, decisions that affect the well-being of our communities have been made by people who do not live here, and who have little or no personal interest in the future of the Islands.

Forestry issues have profound and immediate effects on our communities and families. The people who make the islands their home must take responsibility for charting a future that will ensure the vitality of our communities.

Solutions must consider the Islands as a whole, addressing both the TFLs and the TSA. We recognize that the issues involve both timber and 'non-timber' forest
values.

The present approach to forest management is indicative of the "boom and bust" syndrome. While it is not our intention to create an industrial haven, we can provide a greater degree of comfort and security for the Island Community, while ensuring
the same for our children.

We respect Haida cultural aspirations and environmental concerns.

We believe that: