10+ Canadian Forestry Myths: Fact or Fiction?

10+ Canadian Forestry Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Canadian forests are everywhere. With about 38 per cent of Canada's landscapes covered by forests, they are an integral part of life for 23 million Canadians who live in or near them. The importance of forests for our environment and the livelihoods of families across Canada ...

How Does Canada’s Forestry Sector Show Environmental Leadership?

How Does Canada’s Forestry Sector Show Environmental Leadership?

Ontario Forest in Autumn Most Canadians readily understand that Canada is a global leader when it comes to environmental stewardship. Compared to many of our international competitors, we go above and beyond to minimize our impact on the environment while developing our natur...

Why Sustainable Forestry Practices Matter: INTERVIEW

Why Sustainable Forestry Practices Matter: INTERVIEW

What comes to mind when you think of the forestry sector? An incredibly multifaceted industry, the products we get from forestry are well beyond what I could count on my two hands. Books, housing, equipment and so much more come from the sector, and a lot of the time we never...

Three Decades of Forest Debate in British Columbia, But the Friction Continues

Three Decades of Forest Debate in British Columbia, But the Friction Continues

It’s hard to believe it’s been at least three decades that old growth forests in British Columbia (BC) have been the topic of tough, intermittent environmental battles. Several BC coastal news stories this month could easily have been part of the local front-page news of May, ...

British Columbia Forestry Pledge: An Introduction

British Columbia Forestry Pledge: An Introduction

To say Canada’s forests are vast is an understatement. According to the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, the nation’s forests cover 347 million hectares of land and account for nearly nine per cent of the world’s total forested area. Canada is also the third-most foreste...

Forestry Sector in Canada: 65+ Facts

Forestry Sector in Canada: 65+ Facts

Canada's forest industry is an important part of our nation's prosperity, creating jobs and economic opportunities in communities across the country. In 2019, for example, the sector employed nearly 302,500 people while generating $23.7 billion of economic activity and more t...

Supporter Spotlight: Carl Sweet - Feb. 2021

Supporter Spotlight: Carl Sweet - Feb. 2021

“Supporter Spotlight” features Canadians with a passion for Canada’s Natural Resource sector. Our spotlight this month is Carl Sweet, a forestry supply chain worker from Campbell River, BC. He is passionate about the outdoors, skiing, fishing and enjoying the environment. Cana...

Carbon Capture & Storage in Canadian Forestry

Carbon Capture & Storage in Canadian Forestry

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a new and important tool in lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the fight against climate change. This method of taking climate action has shown a lot of promise not just in Canada, but around the globe. The International Panel on Cl...

Forestry in Quebec: By the Numbers

Forestry in Quebec: By the Numbers

Did you know that about half of Quebec is covered in forests? It’s no wonder Quebec’s forestry sector is one of the three largest provincial sectors of its kind (by total jobs) in Canada, along with those found in British Columbia and Ontario. Forestry in Quebec is an importa...

Forestry in Alberta: By the Numbers

Forestry in Alberta: By the Numbers

When you think of Alberta’s forestry sector, the high treed slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the low-lying prairies likely come to mind. Wait, why the prairies though? Surely not many Canadians think about forestry in Alberta as a prominent provincial industry? That makes sen...