Celebrating 25 years of reporting on Canada’s forests
Since 1990, Canada has been using The State of Canada’s Forests report to chronicle the country’s progress towards sustainable forest management. This annual report is the only national snapshot of the social, economic and environmental status of forests and forestry in Canada.
The 2015 edition of the report continues to demonstrate that the Government of Canada knows how valuable forests are to Canadians; they are as important today as they were 25 years ago.
Canada looks after its forests carefully by following sustainable forest management principles. This graphic compares the influences on Canada’s forests and helps explain why they will continue to thrive long into the future.
Canada’s deforestation rate is among the lowest in the world. Our country takes deforestation seriously and tracks changes carefully. Have a look at this infographic to learn 5 important facts about deforestation in Canada.
Although lumber, pulp and paper are the backbone of the forest industry, there are many more new and innovative products being made these days. Have a look at some of the surprising places where forest products turn up.
Canada’s high-quality, sustainable forest products are in high demand around the world. This infographic shows which countries import Canadian forest products, what products they import and their value.
From harvesting to construction, hundreds of thousands of Canadians are employed either in the forest industry or in other related sectors. Have a look at the many jobs that grow out of Canada’s forest industry.
Canada is a leader in forest research and innovation. Research has revealed many applications for substances derived from wood – including uses in car manufacturing. This infographic gives you a peek at the car of the future.
Natural disturbances such as fire and insects are normal in the life cycle of a Canadian forest. While some disturbances can be concerning, many others are important to forest health and renewal. Have a look at the ways disturbances shape Canada’s forests.
Not every forest industry employee wears a plaid shirt and swings an axe. Many modern forest sector jobs are high-tech and specialized. Take a look at the biologists, engineers, economists and others working in forest companies today.
Forests improve the lives of Canadians in many ways, such as helping clean the air, storing carbon, providing habitat for wildlife and offering recreation for humans. This infographic explains some of these benefits, which are collectively called “ecosystem services.”
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