Our 450,000 members include small and medium-sized businesses, large companies, pension funds, community forests, family owners, First Nations and female-led businesses from coast to coast.
We are your neighbours, supplying fresh drinking water, important fish, wildlife and plant habitats, forest products and other social and environmental services that support local businesses and our communities.
- We are committed to sustainable forest management to enhance biodiversity and help fight climate change.
- Canadian Forest Owners are committed to vibrant, growing communities and a collaborative approach to Indigenous partnerships.
- Our members use science-based practices, including third-party certification, to manage forests, wildlife habitats, biodiversity and water protection.
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.
New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners
The New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners promotes the economic and social interests of 42,000 of New Brunswick’s private woodlot owners by representing their views with a united provincial voice.
Address: 680 Strickland Lane, Fredericton, NB E3C 0B5
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.
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 lands 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
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 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 Canadian Forest Owners (CFO).
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. www.peiwoa.ca.
Groupements Forestiers Québec
Les groupements forestiers sont connus sous plusieurs appellations
selon les régions. Vous pouvez les rencontrer en tant qu’organisme de gestion en commun (OGC), sociétés sylvicoles, sociétés d’exploitation
des ressources ou entreprises agricoles et forestières.
La mission des groupements est l’aménagement intensif des ressources
forestières sur les terres privées dans une optique de développement
durable. Ces organismes contribuent également au développement
socio-économique des régions par la création d’emplois et
l’enrichissement du patrimoine forestier.
Groupements Forestiers Québec
Address: 1175, Lavigerie, bureau 203, Québec, Qc G1V 4P1
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
H.J. Crabbe and Sons Ltd.
Quality Lumber & SWD Pellet Producers
Address: 6 Lockharts Mill Rd, FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, New Brunswick
Manulife Investment Management
Manulife Investment Management 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. Manulife Investment Management clients have assets located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States, including about 21,000 hectares on Vancouver Island. Manulife Investment Management strongly believes in their active forest management approach.
Address: 4321 Boban Dr. Nanaimo, BC V9T 5V9
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
Wagner Forest NS Ltd.
Address: 802 Prince Street, Suite 201 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 1H1