Canadian Forest Owners

CFO Members


Representing Forest Owners Large and Small

The Canadian Forest Owners (CFO) is made up of two chambers, the Association Chamber and the Corporate Chamber.  The Association Chamber includes the following provincial woodlot associations: New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners; PEI Woodlot Owners Association;
Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners; Woodlot Association of Alberta; Woodlot Association of Manitoba; Ontario Woodlot Association; Quebec Federation of Woodlot Owners; and the Private Forest Landowners Association of BC.  There are currently no woodlot associations in Saskatchewan or Newfoundland.

The Corporate Chamber includes J.D. Irving Ltd., Wagner Forest Management, Acadian Timber, Crabbe Lumber, AV Group New Brunswick, Hancock Forest
Management and Mosaic Forest Management (forest managers for TimberWest and Island Timberlands).

A forest owner with less than 2,000 hectares can become a member of CFO through membership in a provincial woodlot association. An owner with more than 2,000 hectares can join as a corporate member.

The CFO is a proud member of the
International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA).  The IFFA is the voice of family forestry worldwide. The IFFA’s objective is to promote the development of family forestry and advocate supportive policies. IFFA provides recommendations to international forest policy processes and provides a forum for exchange of experience, ideas and information.

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Ontario Woodlot Association

The Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization governed by an elected, volunteer board of directors. Its vision is healthy, productive woodlots. OWA members own and manage woodlots throughout the province and include individuals and organizations that believe that private landowners have a key role to play to ensure that sustainably managed forests remain a part of Ontario’s future. The mission of the OWA is to promote the sustainable management of Ontario’s forests by providing guidance, advice and best practices to woodlot owners that allows them to evolve as stewards of these most valuable lands. The OWA acts as the united provincial voice on issues that influence the long term health of Ontario’s woodlots so they will always contribute to our economy, environment and society.

Address: 10 Campus Dr., Unit 4 Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0
Phone: 613-713-1525


New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners

The New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners promotes the economic and social interests of 42,000 of NB’s private woodlot owners by representing their views with a united provincial voice.
Address: 680 Strickland Lane, Fredericton, NB E3C 0B5

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Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec


The Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec (FPFQ) is the provincial organization that works to promote the interests of 134,000 forest owners. It aims to protect and enhance Quebec’s private forests as well as the orderly marketing of timber from these lands. The FPFQ website includes information on Quebec’s private forests in order to provide that information to forest owners living in all regions of Quebec.


Woodlot Association of Manitoba


The Woodlot Association of Manitoba (WAM) is the voice of Manitoba’s woodlot owners and family foresters. WAM promotes “wisdom in the woods” for its members and for the public through education, advocacy, and opportunity. WAM publishes The Manitoba Woodlot, a bi-monthly newsletter on issues of interest to owners of wooded lands.

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Woodlot Association of Alberta

The Woodlot Association of Alberta’s purpose is to promote leadership in sustainable forest management by encouraging the development of Private forest by increasing awareness of their inherent social, economic and environmental values.



Private Forest Landowners Association

The Private Forest Landowners Association represents managed forest
owners across the province of British Columbia—from the coastal to the
interior, the large to the small, the veteran forester to the novice tree
farmer. PFLA members are passionate about the responsible stewardship of BC’s private forest lands and work hard to balance economic realities, community interests and environmental values.
Address: PO Box 764 STN A, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5M2
Phone: 250-642-4300

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Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners

The FNSWO is a province wide, non-profit organization providing forest management, support, and advocacy to Nova Scotia’s small private woodland owners. We are community members. We are families.  We are individuals. We are woodland owners. We are stewards of woodlands that care deeply about the future and sustainability of the future forest and landscape.


PEI Woodlot Owners Association

The Prince Edward Island Woodlot Owners Association (PEIWOA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, province-wide organization which was founded in 2012 to provide a voice for PEI’s more than 10,000 private woodlot owners. PEIWOA holds board seats on the PEI Federation of Agriculture (PEIFA) and the Canadian Federation of Forest Owners (CFFO).

The PEI forestry context is influenced by hurricane Dorian damage, climate change, a shortage of silviculture workers, loss of markets for softwood and worries about invasive species, to mention only a few problems. Against this backdrop, PEIWOA supports good stewardship, safety, woodlot management education and best practices. It continues to lobby governments to support forestry consultants, fund our acclaimed provincial Forestry Enhancement Program (FEP) and support other evolving initiatives. For further information, visit



Acadian Timber Corp.

Acadian Timber is a leading supplier of primary forest products in Eastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S. Acadian owns and manages approximately 430,000 hectares freehold timberlands in New Brunswick and Maine, and provides management services relating to approximately 531,000 hectares of Crown licensed timberlands.

Address: 365 Canada Road, Edmundston, New Brunswick E3V 1W2
Telephone: 506-737-2345


AV Group NB Inc.

AV Group is a subsidiary of India’s Aditya Birla Group and owns just over 40,000 hectares in New Brunswick and manages an additional 630,000 hectares of Crown land in New Brunswick. All lands are managed based on environmental, social and economic values with the best scientific information available in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the resources.

Address: 103 Pinder Road, Nackawic New Brunswick E6G 1W4
Telephone: 506-575-3314


H.J. Crabbe and Sons Ltd.

Quality Lumber & SWD Pellet Producers

Address: 6 Lockharts Mill Rd, FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, New Brunswick
E7L 2R2
Telephone: 506-392-5563


Hancock Timber Resource Group

Hancock Timber Resource Group was founded in 1985 by foresters and
investment professionals who believed that timberland provided investors with an attractive asset class to further diversify their portfolios. Hancock clients have assets located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States, including about 21,000 hectares on Vancouver Island. Hancock strongly believes in their active forest management approach.

Address: 4321 Boban Dr. Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V9
Telephone: 250-999-4253


J.D. Irving, Limited

J.D. Irving, Limited owns approximately 1.4 million hectares in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine and sustainably manages an additional 1.047 million hectares of public land in New Brunswick. All JDI’s operations are regularly and independently audited according to ISO 14000 environmental standards and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) forest certification. In Maine, JDI woodlands are also certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C041515) program.
Web: J.D. Irving, Limited
Address: J.D. Irving, Limited, 300 Union Street, Saint John, NB E2L 4M3


Mosaic Forest Management Corporation

A leader in sustainable timberlands management, Mosaic was created through the affiliation of Island Timberlands and TimberWest in 2018. The company and its predecessors have operated on BC’s Coast for more than 100 years. Mosaic was the first forestry company in BC to achieve Progressive Aboriginal Relations Bronze Certification, and the first forest company in the world to be accredited by the Carbon Trust. All forest lands managed by Mosaic are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®). Mosaic employs several thousand people, directly and indirectly, who live, work and play in local Vancouver Island and Coastal BC communities. The two companies (Island Timberlands and TimberWest) own a combined total of 580,000 hectares along with renewable Crown harvest rights to 700,000 m3 per year.

Address: 201-648 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2
Phone: 250 716-3700


Wagner Forest Management

Founded by timberland investment visionary Fred Wagner in the late 1950s, just before the concept of environmental responsibility began to gain public attention, Wagner Forest Management began creating partnerships by which individuals and organizations could invest in timberland assets. Today, Wagner continues to demonstrate a core commitment to the practice of sustainable forestry.

Wagner oversees timberland investments for more than 20 select clients who own 1.09 million hectares of forestland in the US (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York) and Canada (342,000 hectares in Ontario and 202,000 hectares in Nova Scotia). Wagner Forest Management has earned certifications from both the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program.

Wagner Ontario Forest Management Limited
Address: 777 Red River Road, Lower Level Suite A, Thunder Bay Ontario P7B 1J9
Telephone: 807-767-5667

Wagner Forest NS Ltd.
Address: 802 Prince Street, Suite 201 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1H1
Telephone: 902-843-3910

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