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Forest Management Planning Standard

The Alberta Forest Management Planning Standard (the Standard) and its annexes, interpretive bulletins and updates comprise the standard for preparing and implementing Forest Management Plans (FMP) in Alberta. These standards ensure consistent, thorough plan submissions.

Operating ground rules

The following documents provide direction for developing timber harvest plans and operating ground rules. These rules affect forest management operations throughout the province. These documents will be under regular review by the Forest Management Branch, Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development.

Provincial Operating Ground Rules

Reforestation standards

Reforestation Standard of Alberta (RSA)

RSA Sample Selection Tool

RSA Compiler

RSA Landbase Designation Code and Mean Annual Increment (MAI) Standards

Herbicide guidelines

Genetic standards


The Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards (FGRMS) are presented in 2 separate documents. The first, entitled 'Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards Volume 1: Stream 1 and Stream 2' contains all standards. The second, entitled 'Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards Volume 1A: Stream 1' contains only those standards that apply to Stream 1 material.


Find all FGRMS and forestry business forms

Procedures and examples

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