Resolute Forest Products works closely with a range of stakeholders on a number of initiatives to support and enhance biodiversity. Research partnerships include:
Woodland Caribou Nutrition Research
In 2009, Resolute made a three-year commitment of C$25,000 per year to fund a new research project undertaken in part by the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) to study habitat influences on woodland caribou populations. This unique project covers new ground by quantifying, for the first time, the relationship between caribou habitat, the nutrition they receive, and how well caribou reproduce and survive.
To learn more about the NCASI caribou research project, visit www.ncasi.org.
In June 2005, the company signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dogwood Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to enhance the protection of forests on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, and in other parts of the southern United States. Highlights of the MOU include: commitments to promote the management of natural forests; the study of certain lands of exceptional ecological, geological or historical significance on the Cumberland Plateau; and commitments to identify and promote recycling opportunities. All parties engage in periodic dialogue on MOU commitments and implementation, and continue to look for new opportunities for further collaboration.