Articles

The 200-Year Plan

Our forests are too important to lose. Lumber, pulp and other forest products are an essential part of our daily lives, but we need safeguards

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Reducing Fire Risk

Natural disturbances like fire are part of a forest’s natural life cycle. They cause destruction, but that destruction is what sets the stage for renewal

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Tending New Growth

Replanting isn’t the end of regeneration, any more than birth is the end of parenthood. The new forests we plant need nurturing and care to

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Carbon Capture

Trees and plants capture carbon from the atmosphere and produce oxygen. This process cleans our air, improves air quality and absorbs carbon dioxide emissions that

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Communities & Careers

40,000 people work in forestry and related jobs across Alberta. Our relationship with Alberta’s forests creates a diverse array of rewarding, challenging, meaningful careers that

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Forest Recreation

Enjoying the great outdoors is part of Alberta’s cultural fabric. Getting out into the woods has been the start of countless adventures, traditions and friendships.

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Forest Products

Alberta wood products are some of the best in the world. Our cold climate gives the wood particular characteristics: it’s exceptionally strong and made up

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Renewable Energy

Around the world, governments are working to decrease reliance on energy sources like coal and fossil fuels. Bioenergy, which uses by-products from pulp and lumber

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Forest Wildlife

Alberta’s working forests support an enormous diversity of plants, insects and animals. Species like caribou, wolves, grizzly bears and barred owls – along with many

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Wildlife Research

Supporting species of concern is an important part of research in Alberta and around the world. The more we know about what these animals need,

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Considering Water

As part of their planning process, forestry companies account for how disturbances to the forest can impact water quality and quantity. In their plans, companies

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Forests & Watersheds

There is a close relationship between forests and water supply – trees hold large quantities of water, prevent erosion and help mitigate flood risk. They

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Water Research

We know that water sources have to be considered in how we manage our forests. Research on how forests and water interact helps companies make

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Laws & Regulations

Our forests belong to all Albertans. Most of our forests, including 90% of the areas where forestry companies operate, are on public land. The Government

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Health & Wellbeing

In a world where constant stress feels like the norm, we all need time to slow down and reconnect. Spending time in nature has well-documented

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