The State of Canada's forests report

Canada has rich forest resources and we manage them sustainably. Through The State of Canada’s Forests Annual Report, Natural Resources Canada provides the only national snap shot of Canada’s forests and forest industry. We’ve been tracking our journey towards sustainable forest management for 27 years.

This year we celebrate Canada’s 150 years as a forest nation. Read about the history of Canada’s forest sector and how the sector is leading the way in the global bioeconomy today. Learn about how citizen scientists can help us better understand spruce budworm outbreaks, and how science-based systems are helping forest managers predict, monitor and manage forest fires.

Canada’s forests have helped define our past, and we believe they will help shape our future. Read the message from Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, visit our table of contents or download the full report as a PDF. If you have comments, please email us.