Alberta's commitment

Alberta has demonstrated commitment 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.

Alberta is continually reviewing 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.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification

In 2009, Alberta became the first province in Canada to receive the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification through its Forest Operations Monitoring Program (FOMP).

ISO, a non-government organization, is a federation of the national standards bodies of 157 countries. ISO defines itself as the world's leading developer of international standards and has a portfolio of 17,000 standards covering business, industry and technology.

Directives, forms and standards

Growth and yield forecasting

Alberta monitors and predicts forest growth and current yield to determine sustainable allowable harvest levels.

For Growth and Yield related reports, tools and relevant links, see: Growth & Yield.

Other resources