Forest Management

 Alberta's Commitment to Forest Management and Stewardship
Alberta has demonstrated commitment to the principles of sustainable forest management and responsible stewardship through the development of rigorous legislation and policies for the protection, conservation and sustainable management of forests. Government foresters and biologists work alongside forest industry representatives to develop long-term plans that ensure forest values are maintained for future generations.

Alberta is continually reviewing standards, monitoring operational and research results, and seeking improvements. As well, new practices and technology allow Alberta's forest product companies to use virtually all the wood harvested, operate more efficiently and generate fewer emissions.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification

In 2009, Alberta became the first province in Canada to receive the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification through its Forest Operations Monitoring Program (FOMP).

ISO, a non-government organization, is a federation of the national standards bodies of 157 countries. ISO defines itself as the world's leading developer of international standards and has a portfolio of 17,000 standards covering business, industry and technology. Directives, Forms & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Forest Growth & Yield Forecasting

Alberta monitors and predicts forest growth and current yield to determine sustainable allowable harvest levels.
For Growth and Yield related reports, tools and relevant links, see: Ground Rules, Guidelines, Reports & Standards Related Information
  • Forest Business
    Find information about forest industry sustainability, economic impacts of the Alberta forest industry, forestry innovation and research, and the trade of forest products.
  • Forest Tenure
    Find information about the three main forest tenure systems in Alberta:
  • Forest management agreements
  • Timber permits (commercial and coniferous community permits)
  • Timber Quotas
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This information published to the web on February 25, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 6, 2018.