Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute conducts world-class biodiversity monitoring of more than 2000 species and habitats to support decision-making with scientific knowledge about provincial biodiversity. ABMI provides knowledge to management agencies so that they can make informed decisions. The ABMI is not a management agency itself and, as such, does not have a vested interest in the outcome of decision-making processes.
Alberta Wilderness Association - The Alberta Wilderness Association is a non-profit wilderness advocacy/conservation group whose motto is "Protecting wild Alberta through Awareness and Action." The AWA is the oldest active conservation group in the province, as we celebrate our 31st year of existence. We achieve our goals through lawful means.
Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation - Granting entity that provides funding support to conservation initiatives that contribute to healthy and sustainable wild Atlantic salmon in the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec.
BC Small Woodland Partnership Outreach - The Small Woodland Partnership (SWP) is comprised of a diverse cross section of forestry organizations, each with a specific focus for small woodland owners. The SWP recognizes the diversity of landowners and in doing so have come together to provide an extension of the SWP resources.
Blue Lake Forest Education Society is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing quality outdoor education and recreation opportunities through an outdoor camp setting. It officially opened in 1977, but has been in operation since 1974.
The Boreal Forest Network is an organization of environmentalists, indigenous peoples and scientists concerned with the protection and sustainable use of the boreal forest. Web-site includes information on the Winnipeg, Manitoba based organization, the mission, methods and projects.
British Columbia Community Forest Association (BCCFA) - is a network of rural, community-based organizations in BC that are engaged in community forest management, as well as those seeking to establish community forests.
The British Columbia Forests Society is a non-profit, volunteer group formed in 2004. We are a citizen advocate for high standard forest stewardship in BC.
The Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA) is a nationally registered charity that was established in 1983. The main goals of the organization are to promote the establishment of a comprehensive system of protected areas --- representative of Canada's terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The CCEA is largely a science based organization. It works with
Canadian Ecology Centre - A centre for environmental learning and eco-tourism. A place of mutual discovery where the environmentally concerned and the natural resource sector come together for the benefit of the forest.
The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms.
Canadian Environmental Network - For more than thirty years, the Canadian Environmental Network has been facilitating networking between environmental organizations and others who share its mandate - To Protect the Earth and Promote Ecologically Sound Ways of Life. The RCEN works directly with concerned citizens and organizations striving to protect, preserve and restore the environment, and to affect how society thinks about environmental issues.
Canadian Forestry Association Since its beginnings, the CFA has worked to promote understanding and cooperation in the protection and wise use of Canada's forest, water and wildlife resources. Entering its second century of service to Canadians, programs continue to be guided by the original mission to promote healthy attitudes towards forestry through public education.
The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) provides operational fire-control services, as well as management and information services to its Member Agencies. In addition to coordinating services for all of the provinces and territories, CIFFC often coordinates the sharing of resources with the United States and other countries. Our Website provides the public with information about the Centre and our activities. It also contains a link to FireWire, our online fire reporting system, which provides up-to-the-minute bulletins, situation reports, and firestart and spread data for our Member Agencies and other firefighting organizations.
Canadian Model Forest Network
The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF)
established in 1992 is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated
to achieving sustainable forestry through broad-based partnerships. As a member
of both the Canadian Model Forest Network and the International Model Forest
Network, EOMF takes a long term view of sustainability and that we must work
together towards the concept of "A Forest for Seven Generations".
Foothills Research Institute is a unique community of partners dedicated to providing practical solutions for stewardship and sustainability of our forest lands. The Foothills Research Institute has three principle partners/sponsors who represent the agencies with vested land management authority for the land base covered by the Model Forest.
Fundy Model Forest is one of 11 model forests across Canada dedicated to sustainable forest management. This 420,000 ha Acadian Forest is in southeastern New Brunswick. One of the main focuses of the 31 partner groups of the FMF has been the development of an Integrated Resource Planning process which crosses multiple land ownerships.
The Lake Abitibi Model Forest is a 1 094 690 hectare area located north of Iroquois Falls and East of Cochrane. It is in the Northeast corner of the province of Ontario, bordering the province of Quebec.
Manitoba Model Forest - For all our relations - not only the two legged, but the winged ones, the crawling ones, the four legged, the plants, the trees, and those that live in the water. We must look after those that nurture life - the fire, the earth, the water, and the air. We must find the balance" In principle, this is the Manitoba Model Forest. Sustaining a balance in forest management.
McGregor Model Forest is one of ten Canadian Model Forests set up under the Federal Government of Canada to help support the shift in the management of Canada's forests from sustained yield to sustainable development. Sustainability requires us to manage our forest resources in ways that will ensure their future productivity and diversity while satisfying our economic, social and environmental values.
Prince Albert Model Forest - We are a diverse partnership who envision vibrant, resource-based communities where local people are equipped with the capacity to work together to engage in informed decision-making and implement actions that build economic diversity and foster sustainability for future generations.
The Canadian Nature Federation is a national non-profit organization representing Canadian naturalists, their provincial federations and local societies.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild forever. We focus on protecting many important areas of Canada's wilderness.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, other non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. DUC conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
The Ecoforestry Institute Society of Canada is dedicated to promoting ecologically, socially and economically responsible forest use that maintains and restores the complexity and diversity of our forests. The Ecoforestry Institute Society of Canada believes that ecoforestry is the science of preserving fully intact forest ecosystems while
Ecojustice goes to court to defend the right of Canadians to a healthy environment. We are Canada's largest and foremost non-profit environmental law organization, Our trusted voice in the courts enables citizens to expose lawbreakers and hold governments accountable, all while setting powerful precedents for clean water, natural spaces, healthy communities and for global warming solutions.
Ecology Action Centre (Nova Scotia) Public Lands - Last Call for Wilderness in Nova Scotia. Clearcutting is destroying our public lands. Visit the Ecology Action Centre to tour Nova Scotias endangered wilderness hot spots.
Ecotrust Canada builds the capacity of communities, institutions and businesses to participate in the conservation economy; raises and brokers capital to accelerate the transition to a conservation economy; and connects conservation
Falls Brook Centre Founded in 1990, Falls Brook Centre is evolving as a place where theory and practise, local and international, can come together and build a sustainable future
Federation of Alberta Naturalists - The Federation was born in 1970 when six Alberta naturalists clubs came together and struck a new provincial society. Today FAN is a dynamic network of 42 clubs with upwards of 5,000 members participating in the study, enjoyment, and conservation of wild Alberta.
The Federation of British Columbia Woodlot Associations (FBCWA) was founded in 1988. It represents woodlot associations, individual woodlot licensees, and small private woodland owners throughout BC. Our membership plays an important role in rural British Columbia. Woodlot operators in our associations contribute stability and leadership within their communities, create local employment, produce a wide variety of products from the forest, offer environmental protection, and generate additional landscape values from the pride they take in their operations.
The Forest Action Network (FAN) is a grassroots organization with a network of over 500 forest activists and twenty-two organizations throughout British Columbia, North America and Europe. Since legal mechanisms to halt environmentally destructive logging in Canada are weak and largely unenforceable, FAN has traditionally relied on widely publicized direct action to both stop destructive logging directly, and to create media opportunities to effectively articulate important ecological principles.
Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia is appointed by B.C.s chief forester to guide tree improvement activities in the province.
Forest Genetics Ontario is a forest stakeholder cooperative which promotes, advocates for, and carries out genetic conservation, genetic resource management, research, and technology transfer and information-sharing activities. We do this by collaborating with the forest industry, government, scientific and conservation communities, and others.
Forest Renewal Co-op is a grass roots organization. Members of the Co-op are individuals and organizations who share the goal of ensuring quality forest seedlings and proper plantation establishment for the regeneration of tomorrow's forests. They include tree seedling nurseries, forest products companies, silvicultural contractors, allied supply companies, research organizations, universities and colleges from across Canada.
Forest Stewardship Council - Canada is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC certification is internationally recognized.
Friends of Caren Oldgrowth Forest and Marbled Murrelet Home Page - Friends of Caren is a volunteer community organization whose purpose is to promote the establishment of a shore to summit Park in the Caren Range on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. The Caren Range contains the oldest recorded trees in Canada as well as nesting habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet.
The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society is a not-for-profit stewardship society that works with park staff to enhance the natural and cultural heritage of Fish Creek Provincial Park, Canada's largest urban provincial park and natural area.
Friends of the Roxborough Greenbelt - This site describes the efforts of friends of the Roxborough Greenbelt to protect an urban forest in Sudbury, Ontario as a public natural park, and invites others to help in this goal.
Greenpeace Canada - Greenpeace is an independent not-for-profit campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems. We research solutions and alternatives which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - a non-profit organization established and supported by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. IISD's mandate is to promote sustainable development in decision making within government, business and the daily lives of individuals in Canada and internationally.
Manitoba Forestry Association - Its mission is to inform and educate all Manitobans about wise management of trees and forests as a vital part of the larger ecosystem.
Montreal Process Working Group - The "Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators" web site will provide up to date information on criteria and indicators as they relate to the "Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests".
National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA) is a national organization which was created in 1989 by forestry-minded Aboriginal people to advance the interests and needs of Aboriginal communities, organizations, enterprises and individuals involved in the forest sector. Forestry, particularly holistic and multiple-use forestry, provides a natural avenue for Aboriginal economic development as well as an opportunity to repair environmental degradation on Aboriginal lands and enhance the cultural and spiritual health of Aboriginal communities.
Nature Canada is a member-based non-profit conservation organization. Our network includes 40,000 supporters and more than 350 naturalist organizations across Canada. Our mission is to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature.
Nature Conservancy of Canada - For over 40 years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to protect Canadas most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home. NCC is Canadas only national charity dedicated to preserving ecologically significant areas through outright purchase, donations and conservation easements.
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance is a non-profit society whose purpose is to protect and improve water quality and ecosystem functioning in the North Saskatchew an River watershed in Alberta.
Northeast Superior Forest Community is the term used to describe the regional community served by the Northeastern Superior Mayors' Group, a voluntary association of the mayors of six communities in the Northeastern superior region, Chapleau, Hornepayne, Dubreuilville, White River, Wawa and Manitouwadge. In 2005, in the face of the growing crisis in the forestry sector, the mayors' group set out to develop a shared economic strategy for their communities. Recognizing that their future would continue to depend on the forests, they determined to make the forest resources of the region work for the people who live in the six communities.
Ontario Forestry Association - The Ontario Forestry Association is a non-profit, registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario's forests and developing a commitment to forest conservation. Activities include forestry information and education programs on forest wildfire prevention (Smokey Bear), private woodlands, Trees Ontario, Project Tree Cover, National Forest Week, the Honour
Ontario Woodlot Association - Since 1992, the OWA has brought woodlot owners together to share ideas and learn about forest management. Through a Private Land Forestry Code of Practice, we promote sustainable practices to help landowners realize their own objectives as well as to ensure the environmental and financial sustainability of these forests for future generations.
The Poplar Council of Canada (PCC) is a national non-profit organization committed to the wise use, conservation and sustainable management of Canada's poplar resource, which includes aspen and cottonwood. PCC, first established in 1977, has members from industry, woodlot owners, universities, research establishments and provincial and federal governments.
Private Forest Landowners Association - The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) represents owners of over 90 per cent of the private Managed Forests in British Columbia. PFLA members include individuals, companies and families. Over 60 per cent of the PFLA's membership is comprised of owners with land under 250 hectares.
Saskatchewan Forestry Association - The Saskatchewan Forestry Association is a not-for-profit agency delivering forest education materials and programming to both schools and the public at little or no cost to the end user. We provide a bias-balanced component to our programming ensuring that we can deliver objective information about the forest environment and current forestry issues. The site contains information about the association, as well as information and resources useful to both educators and the public.
Small Woodland Partnership (SWP) is comprised of a diverse cross section of forestry organizations, each with a specific focus for small woodland owners. The SWP recognizes the diversity of landowners and in doing so have come together to provide an extension of the SWP resources.
La Société de l'arbre du Québec (SODAQ) est un organisme à but non lucratif dont le mandat est de promouvoir, susciter et soutenir la conservation et la plantation de végétaux ligneux à des fins environnementales. Depuis sa fondation en 1996, la SODAQ joue un rôle d'information et de sensibilisation concernant les végétaux ligneux, la plantation et l'entretien.
Sustainable Forest Management Network, one of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence, provides interdisciplinary research on the management of the forests of Canada. We focus on integrated and directed research in developing new planning and management tools for industry, as well as policy insights and improved institutions for government, to assist in ensuring that Canada's forests are managed sustainably.
David Suzuki Foundation Forests and Wildlands Program - We focus on creating alternatives to the industrial forestry model, and currently concentrate on Canada's coastal temperate rainforests and boreal forests. The alternative to industrial forestry models is an approach called ecosystem-based management.
The Tree Canada Foundation (TCF) exists to provide leadership and promote public awareness, education and community action in the planting and care of urban and rural trees throughout Canada. // La Fondation canadienne de l'arbre a été créée pour fournir un leadership et promouvoir la sensibilisation du public, l'éducation et l'action communautaire dans la domaine de la plantation et de l'entretien des arbres en milieu urban et rural partout au Canada.
Valhalla Wilderness Society - British Columbia - Community protests logging of watersheds. Government ignores local environmental concern for drinking water quality and risk of landslide. Injunctions served, arrests at blockades, court decisions. Forestry company builds roads.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee (WCWC) is a registered non-profit environmental society with federal charitable status working through research and education for the preservation of wilderness in Canada and around the world. WCWC advocates and promotes ecological principles that achieve sustainable communities. WCWC works only through lawful means.
Wildlands League is a charitable organization founded in 1968. The League is the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The Wildlands League promotes forest protection and sustainable forest management practices. It supports the protection of wild places through the completion of a system of ecologically representative protected areas while also promoting ecologically centred resource use and planning.
The Woodlot Association of Alberta (WAA) is a non-profit organization lead by a volunteer board of directors. The goal of our organization is to promote leadership in sustainable forest management by increasing awareness of the forest's inherent social, economic and environmental values through education and advocacy groups. The WAA issues a quarterly newsletter to its membership, and monthly newsletter supplements. Educational programs are organized and offered by the WAA, independently, or in conjunction with other educational institutes. Programs are directed toward providing members with the skills they need to manage their woodlots in the manner appropriate to their lifestyles.
World Wildlife Fund Canada is dedicated to saving life on Earth, through the conservation of nature and ecological processes. Conserving biological diversity -- saving the wealth of large and small pieces that make up our natural world --is essential to ensuring a livable future for humans and all species. WWF's global Forests for Life Campaign recently released an assessment on Canada's progress toward its international commitment to complete a network of forest protected areas by the year 2000.