National Risk Assessment

FSC Canada’s risk assessment assess risks associated with undesirable forestry activities on non-FSC certified lands, including illegal harvest, forest management that violates workers or Indigenous Peoples’ rights or threatens High Conservation Values, conversion of forest to non-forest uses, and use of genetically-modified trees. 

The FSC Canada National Risk Assessment identifies measures for how companies can mitigate these risks



National Risk Assessment for Canada (FSC-NRA-CA V2-1)
PDF, Size: 2.42MB
Summary of Risk Designations
PDF, Size: 80.98KB
IFL Supplementary Documents
ZIP, Size: 3.07MB
Stakeholder Consultation Report
PDF, Size: 1.19MB
National Risk Assessment Frequently Asked Questions
PDF, Size: 93.82KB
PDF, Size: 19.16MB


This file shows the results of the FSC Canada NRA by Category and Indicator for the entire country. Users are able to turn layers on and off to visualize risk designations for individual or multiple NRA Indicators. This file also includes a layer depicting the total number of Specified Risk areas across the country.

Note: If you are unsure how to turn on/off the layers, please read this.

Software required: Adobe Acrobat

NRA shapefiles

Shapefiles for Indicators 3.1, 3.2, 4.1

This folder includes the GIS shapefiles and accompanying files for Indicators 3.1, 3.2 and 4.1. These files allow users to analyze the results of the NRA using their own GIS software.

Software required: GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.)

Google Earth Specified Risk Indicators by Province
ZIP, Size: 23.72MB

Google Earth Specified Risk Indicators by Province

This folder includes 13 files that show the Specified Risk areas for each province and territory. Users are able to manipulate the map by zooming in and out, and are able to identify the Specified Risk areas by clicking on any part of map.

Software required: Google Earth