Renewable & Responsible

forestry facts
Between 1990 and 2018, less than 0.05% of Canada’s total forest area was converted to other land uses.

Canada is globally recognized as a world leader in sustainable management of our forests. Not only do we have some of the most robust and well-enforced provincial and federal regulatory frameworks in the world but Canadian foresters operating on public land (where 90% of Canada’s forests are located) must submit a comprehensive 150 to 200 year sustainable forest management plan to be approved by provincial governments before a single tree is harvested. We harvest less than 0.5% of forests designated for harvesting per year, replant between 400 and 600 million seedlings annually, and are working with nature to help our forests adapt to changing climate conditions. What’s more, Canada leads the world in third-party forest certification, managing 37% of the world’s certified forests, more than twice the area certified in any other country. These voluntary certifications include commitments to reforestation, promoting wildlife habitats, biodiversity and water protection, so Canadians can be assured that our forests, and wood products they provide, are sustainably-sourced, responsibly managed and 100% renewable.



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