Mapleside Sugar Bush is FSC® Certified
Mapleside and Forest Stewardship Council® Certification. In 2009 Mapleside Forest owned and managed by Ray & Carol Anne Bonnenburg has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification (FSC® C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s Forest (EOMF) Certification Program. Mapleside is also a member of a small group of maple product producers that have the ability to market and sell their products as certified.
The FSC® is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
The EOMF is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. As one of 15 large-scale working model forests that represent the five major forest ecoregions of Canada, the EOMF works with government, landowners, industry, First Nations, non-government organizations and others to develop new ways to sustain and manage our forest resources. The model forest provides a unique forum where forest users can build partnerships and gain a greater understanding of conflicting views, share their knowledge, and combine their expertise and resources to promote responsible resource management.
The end result is maple products in the marketplace that carry the FSC® logo. Mapleside is one of the first maple syrup producers to be FSC-certified in the area thanks to the Eastern Ontario Model Forest Forest Certification Program.
Mapleside is also a member of the International Maple Syrup Institute. For more information please see IMSI website.