Forestry
October 12, 2018 – Canada has 397 million hectares (ha) of forested land. Approximately 190 million (48 per cent) is considered to be suitable for long-term sustainable management for the production of timber, while 165 million ha (87 per cent) of that forest is publicly owned and managed under the authority of the provincial governments. Another 20 million ha (10 per cent) are private woodlots owned by some 450,000 rural families across Canada, with the average size 40 ha. The balance, five million ha (three per cent), is in large blocks of private forestland owned by a mix of private investors, forest products companies and pension funds.
September 27, 2018 - Over the next seven months, the Ontario government will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help develop a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.
September 26, 2018 - National Forest Week is on now and is a great time to recognize the role forests play in our lives, whether directly to the pulp and paper industry or on a broader scale.
September 17, 2018 – TimberWest has entered into a partnership with K’ómoks First Nation, Qualicum First Nation, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to pilot a management certification for small-scale forests.
September 18, 2018 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn’t threaten the sustainability of our forests – and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested.
September 13, 2018 - The federal government has announced funding to support Indigenous jobs in Canada's forestry industry.
September 11, 2018 - The Canadian government has backed a funding initiative that will help Mi'kmaq communities apply traditional knowledge to a forest management plan.
September 10, 2018 - People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government.
August 23, 2018 - Western Forest Products and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, an indigenous community located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, have announced that they are working together to explore potential alternative ownership structures in Huu-ay-aht’s traditional territories in accordance with the Reconciliation Protocol Agreement.
August 20, 2018 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has released a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's comments last week that partly blamed Canadian lumber imports for the forest fires currently raging in California.
May 25, 2018 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its landmark Forest Conservation Policy (FCP)sustainability commitment.
May 25, 2018 – Rural communities in British Columbia are being allowed to increase the size of their community forests through provincial changes that give rural communities additional economic and land management opportunities.
May 16, 2018 – The world's largest contiguous area of boreal protected land has been established in northern Alberta through a five-way partnership.
May 10, 2018 – Manitoba's Pineland Forest Nursery is no longer viable as a provincially operated entity and will shut down operations on Dec. 31.
May 10, 2018 – A new forestry agreement has been signed in British Columbia between the province and Stellat'en First Nation that gives the latter an enhanced voice in local forest stewardship and greater opportunity for economic development.
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