Forestry Overview

Forestry is the holistic science and art of managing, conserving, protecting, studying, measuring, restoring and understanding the value of forests and woodlots. Members of the CIF contribute to all of these activities and in their work on the sustainability and use of forests.

Forests provide aesthetic and spiritual values to society. Forests sustain biodiversity and wildlife. Well managed forests provide us with a renewable source of wood and paper products, as well as a surprising range of textile, fuel, and food applications. In the Alberta, the vast majority of forest is located on crown (publicly-owned) land. The forest industry is regulated by the Government of Alberta: