Sustainable forest management statistics

Information about Alberta's tree species, wildfire impact and other forestry facts.

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About forest stewardship in Alberta


Forests are a renewable resource. The Alberta government is committed to ensuring Alberta's forest resources are managed in a sustainable way for present and future generations.


The following facts and statistics summarize forest management program activities and accomplishments reported by the Alberta government. Information presented is collected by or reported to the Alberta government and uses the most current data available. Updates will normally occur once annually.

2016 Forest management facts and statistics sheets

Annual Allowable Cut
Area Available for Harvest
Area Harvested
Aspen Defoliators
Enforcing Forestry Standards
Forest Management Plans
General Boundary Information
Monitoring Forest Operations
Reforesting Harvested Areas
Site Preparation

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Please note:

  • Information reported by the forest industry is presented "as reported". Other information presented has been collected by, or is based on department programs and staff reports.
  • The statistics are for information purposes only, many have been generalized from detailed data. Readers are encouraged to view the data source and contacts documents for more detailed information, including limitations, and/or seek additional detailed information on specific statistics by contacting the identified department contact person.
  • The Land-use Framework Planning Regions are not as of yet integrated into data collection processes captured in the centralized computer systems. Therefore, data are summarized by regional boundaries to indicate approximate location and value for comparison purposes only.
  • Original versions of data in official files are the authoritative source. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of statistics, but their integrity cannot be guaranteed.