Part of Forestry

About forest stewardship in Alberta

Procedures, policies, planning documents and statistics related to the sustainable management of Alberta's forests.


Alberta is committed to the principles of sustainable forest management and responsible stewardship through the development of rigorous legislation and policies for the protection, conservation and sustainable management of forests. Government foresters and biologists work alongside forest industry representatives to develop long-term plans that ensure forest values are maintained for future generations. Government continually reviews standards, monitoring operational and research results and seeking improvements. As well, new practices and technology allow Alberta's forest product companies to use virtually all the wood harvested, operate more efficiently, and generate fewer emissions.