Publications

Fact Sheets, Position Papers and Briefs

Briefs

Profile of Canada’s Private Forests and their Economic Contribution

Canada’s private woodlots belong to 450,000 forest owners, large and small. The management of these private family forests provides numerous socio-economic benefits by supporting a range of industries and generates environmental benefits by protecting biodiversity as well the quality of our water and air.

 

Economics of Private Forests

Our members 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.

 

Canada’s Forest Land

The vast majority of Canadian forests are publicly owned by provincial governments — these forests belong to all citizens. It’s easy to forget that a significant portion, roughly 10% of forested land in Canada is actually privately owned and this land accounts for 20% of our country’s forest production. CFO is committed to long-term, resilient forests and a healthy climate.

 

Ecological Goods & Services

Our members 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.

 

Protecting Critical Habitat

We are committed to sustainable forest management to enhance biodiversity and help fight climate change. Our members use science-based practices, including third-party certification, to manage forests, wildlife habitats, biodiversity and water protection.

CFO believes the federal government should establish clear policy distinction between Crown lands and private property when designating and protecting critical habitat under the Species at Risk Act.