The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is composed of fourteen federal, provincial and territorial ministers (elected officials). Each year members of the Council assume the responsibility of the chair for the Council. Northwest Territories will assume the chair in 2005-2006, followed by Manitoba in 2007. The secretariat for the Council is provided by the Canadian Forest Service. The Council provides leadership on national and international issues and sets direction for the stewardship and sustainable management of Canada's forests.
Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) works with Albertans across the province to ensure a balance between the economic, environmental and social values of our province. We fight forest fires, manage fish and wildlife, oversee the development of Albertas forests, and manage the use of public lands.
Fish and Wildlife Division
- Fish and Wildlife Division - is responsible for the management of fish and wildlife under Alberta's legislation. Provides links to endangered species, Wildlife Act, chronic wasting disease, wildlife status, and more.
- Forest Management - Alberta is covered by about 38 million hectares of forest. Sustainable Resource Development works to ensure forests remain vibrant in Alberta. Find out about the development and reforestation efforts of the ministry along with some facts about Albertas timber supply and Albertas contribution to the National Forest Strategy.
- Forest Pests - A healthy forest is able to sustain itself ecologically while providing for societys economic, social, recreational and spiritual needs and values. Forest health is a term used to describe the condition of a forest and how well it is able to meet management objectives. From a forestry perspective, management objectives focus on the health of the trees. Visit the Mountain Pine Beetle Website: http://www.mpb.alberta.ca/
- Wildfires - The departments Forest Protection staff are carefully monitoring the risk of wildfire across the province on a daily basis.
- Alberta Parks - There are more than 500 sites covering 27,525 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.
Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) is an agency of the Government of Alberta and reports to the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development.
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations - the Home
Page of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations with links to all of the BC
Government forestry sites.
- Ministry of Forests Headquarters & Branch Websites- Executive, Forest Stewardship Division, Operations Division & BC Timber Sales, Corporate Services Division, Tenure & Revenue Division
- Forest Regions and Districts Web Sites - Coast Forest Region, Northern Interior Forest Region, Southern Interior Forest Region with links to all of the Forest Districts
- BC Timber Sales is an independent organization within the B.C. Ministry of Forests created to develop Crown timber for auction to establish market price and capture the value of the asset for the public. The vision of BC Timber Sales is to be An effective timber marketer generating wealth through sustainable resource management.
- The Forest Practices Board is BCs independent watchdog for sound forest practices. The Board provides British Columbians with objective and independent assessments of the state of forest planning and practices, compliance with the Forest Practices Code and the achievement of its intent.
Ministry of Environment - BC Parks, Protection Division, Stewardship Division, Regional Offices, and more.
Environmental Stewardship Division
- BC Parks and Protected Areas - British Columbia is home to many nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural values. Through the establishment of parks, ecological reserves and protected areas, an important first step has been undertaken to ensure that these values are afforded legal protection.
- Ecosystems Branch - British Columbia is home to a rich diversity and abundance of native species and habitats. Programs within the Ministry of Environment endeavour to conserve biodiversity, provide a variety of opportunities for the use and enjoyment of wildlife in B.C., and maintain a balance between the needs of wildlife and the needs of the people.
- Fish and Wildlife Branch - establishes legislation, policies and procedures for managing fishing and hunting activities, and for the allocation of fish and wildlife resources for recreational and commercial use.
Water Stewardship Division
- Planning, Protection and Sustainability - With increasing population, industrial, and agricultural growth and the potential impacts of climate change, now more than ever, we need to be planning and protecting our water resource to ensure it is sustainable for future generations.
Manitoba Conservation - Our goal is to provide Manitobans and other interested parties with information about the wide range of conservation-related programs and activities we have to offer in this province. Each was designed to ensure a clean, healthy environment for all Manitobans, present and future.
- Fire Program is responsible for the detection and suppression of wild fires. The program manages all human and equipment resources needed for fighting wild fires in the province. Staff monitor weather patterns, lightning strikes, soil moisture and forest conditions to determine the probability and location of wild fires.
- The Forestry Branch of Manitoba Conservation is one of several resource branches responsible for ensuring sustainable resource management for present and future generations of Manitobans. Under the authority of The Forest Act, the Forestry Branch manages provincial Crown forests by setting forest harvest levels, monitoring forest management activities, ensuring forests are regenerated, providing protection from insects and diseases and collecting revenues for use of Crown timber.
- Protected Areas Initiative - Manitoba's Protected Areas Initiative is a government program dedicated to building a network of protected areas that contains the tremendous biological diversity found in Manitoba's varied landscapes.
- Manitoba Parks - offer a wide range of services and facilities for your year-round enjoyment. No matter what recreational activities you pursue, you are sure to enjoy our spectacular natural environments, unique cultural sites, sandy beaches and clear waters.
- Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch - The mandate of the Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch is to protect wildlife resources in a manner consistent with the conservation of species and ecosystems for the benefit of Manitobans. This responsibility is carried out under the authority of The Wildlife Act, The Endangered Species Act, and The Conservation Agreements Act of Manitoba, and by applying the principles of sustainable development.
The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation focuses on the agricultural regions of Manitoba, to promote conservation practises that not only benefit wildlife habitat, but also help to sustain farm family income and productive use of land. MMHC focuses on private land and uses voluntary incentives to private landowners to maintain ecosystem health and biodiversity. MHHC works through three major program areas: North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), Woodlot Management, and Riparian Stewardship.
- Crown Lands & Forests - Crown Land Fact Sheet, Biodiversity, Digital Forest Resource Inventory Data, Records - Land Grants, Grant Plans and Survey Plans, Deer Wintering Areas, Herbicides, Fire Management, Forest Pests , Protected Natural Areas
- Protected Natural Areas - Nature abounds in New Brunswick. We want to ensure it always will. That is why we are permanently and legally protecting land and water that represent our natural heritage.
Tourism New Brunswick
- Parks - Hike along rugged cliffs, kayak the peaceful inland waterways, camp out under the stars our spectacular provincial and national parks provide an infinite number of ways to experience the wonders of New Brunswicks Great Outdoors!
Newfoundland and Labrador
Environment and Conservation
- Parks & Natural Areas Division - provincial parks, wilderness & ecological reserves, heritage rivers
- Water Resources Management - The objective of the Water Resources Management Division is to administer various statutes as they relate to the allocation of water, stream alterations, protection of water supply areas, licensing of well drillers and other aspects of water resource management.
- Wildlife - Explore our wildlife and learn more about our diverse plants and animals.
Forest Resources - Welcome to the
Forest Resources website. Take some time and explore our forests, recreation,
& special places. Learn more about our secondary processing, forest
protection & forest ecosystem management programs we offer.
Department of Natural Resources
- Forestry Division - Nova Scotia's forests are a mainstay of life. While the requirement to provide wood fibre to support our forest economy is still a primary concern, there is a need to sustain the quality and character of our forest resource and maintain a varied forest ecosystem.
- Forestry Program Areas - The Department of Natural Resources has foresters, forest technicians and other professionals who are constantly working on fostering the province's forests and forest industries. If you are interested in any of our program areas listed on the left, simply click that link for more information.
- Ecosystem Management - Forest ecosystem based management provides a holistic way of managing resources with emphasis on the natural environment. In addition to producing traditional resources, forests are part of the provincial identity and supply great social and environmental wealth.
- Code of Forest Practice - principles has provided a framework of new direction for the wide range of activities that are and will be happening in Nova Scotias forests. They are based on the concept of sustainable forest management which greatly expands the range of priorities for forest use across the province, while at the same time considers the long term well being of the forest environment.
- Nova Scotia Provincial Parks - Nova Scotia's provincial park system provide access to some of the best opportunties to enjoy the rich natural and cultural heritage our province has to offer.
- Wildlife Division - wildlife management in Nova Scotia
Primary Forest Products Marketing Board
Primary Forest Products Marketing Board - "Providing opportunities for all primary forest product producers in Nova Scotia to participate in equitable and profitable markets for their products. "
Ministry of Natural Resources
Fish and Wildlife - Ontario's varied climate and geography, vast wilderness areas, and countless lakes, rivers and wetlands, support habitat for more than 3,100 species of vascular plants, 158 species of fish, 80 species of amphibians and reptiles, 400 species of birds, and 85 species of mammals.
Forests - On this site you will find information on a variety of subjects related to forest management in Ontario. New materials will be added frequently to this site, so please visit often.
- Forest Health - The major factors affecting the health of Ontarios forests include forest insects, disease and weather conditions, such as drought.
- Forest Management Planning - primary objective of forest management on Crown land in Ontario is to ensure the long-term health of forest ecosystems.
- Forest Fire Management - learn more about Ontarios Forest Fire Management program.
- Forest Operations Compliance Monitoring - through a vigorous compliance monitoring and auditing program of forest operations, assesses activities for compliance with all applicable laws, plans and rules.
Ontario Forest Research Institute - OFRI, also known as Forest Research and Development Section, is MNR's main forest research unit, based at the OFRI building in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Its staff work with a range of partners to provide MNR, Ontario's forest industry, and other natural resources clients with top-quality science to support sustainable forest management. This web site provides information about OFRI's staff, projects, publications, and events.
Provincial Parks and Protected Areas - For more than a century, Ontario's provincial parks have stood for protection of the natural environment and enjoyment of the great outdoors. Our goal: To ensure that Ontario's provincial parks protect significant natural, cultural, and recreational environments, while providing ample opportunities for visitors to participate in recreational activities.
Conservation Ontario is the network of 36 Conservation Authorities, local watershed management agencies that deliver services and programs that protect and manage water and other natural resources in partnership with government, landowners and other organizations.
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
Forestry - Our Forestry Division provides leadership on forest products industry sector revitalization and transformation initiatives and acts as an advocate for business and economicfunctions within the forest industry. This includes responsibilities for industrial strategies, competitiveness measures and international trade to support a strong, prosperous and healthy industry.
Prince Edward Island
Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry
- Forestry Website - information on the 2006 Forest Policy, Hedgerow and Buffer Zone Planting Program, New Forest Policy, Forest Acts and Related Acts, Forest Library & Research Information, Forest Nursery, Greening Spaces, Model Forest Outreach Program, Private Land Forests, Provincial Forests, Public Forest Council, Student and Teacher Resources, Island Forest Products
- Wildlife Website - is responsible for the conservation and management of Islands wildlife resources, including the preservation, maintenance and restoration of habitat and the enforcement of legislation related to the protection of species and habitat.
Ministère des ressources naturelles du Québec
The Forests of Québec - The forests are omnipresent in Québec. Vast, majestic, interspersed with thousands of lakes and rivers, they play a leading role in the economic, social and environmental sectors. They are of concern to all Québecers, and the governments primary aim is therefore to manage them in the best interests of present and future generations.
Wildlife - To preserve this resource, the Ministère engages in the management of wildlife exploitation activities, the enhancement of wildlife, and the monitoring and control on the use of the wildlife resource and its habitats. It implements various knowledge-acquisition programs on wildlife and its habitats in forest, water and farm environments. The development of management and preservation plans for vulnerable species and the monitoring of wildlife users activities are also part of the Ministères ongoing activities.
Parks Québec - You're invited to browse through our site and discover the wide variety of activities and services that make Sépaq your first stop for outdoor adventure. The sixteen government wildlife reserves, eight tourist resorts (including Auberge Fort-Prével and Parc de la Chute-Montmorency), twenty-two parks of the Parks Québec network, and Sépaq Anticosti are the perfect choice for outings, getaways, or an entire vacation.
Ministry of Environment - works to manage, enhance and protect Saskatchewan's natural and environmental resources - fish, wildlife, lands, forests, parks, air and water - for conservation, recreation, social and economic purposes and to ensure they are sustained for future generations.
Forests are a central part of the economy and landscape for many Saskatchewan communities. Our challenge is to make sure that future generations have healthy forest ecosystems capable of providing the numerous benefits that contribute to the unique quality of life we enjoy today.
- Forest Health - Insects and diseases are natural parts of the forest ecosystem. However, in cases where populations become epidemic, or exotic or invasive species move in, the health of the forest can be threatened.
- Forestry Laws - FMRA and Regulations, Legislated Manuals: Standards for Industry, Compliance and Monitoring
- Forest Licencing - Those who wish to use Saskatchewan's publicly-owned Provincial Forests for commercial purposes - harvesting forest products or grazing cattle, as examples - require a license. The licensee's rights and responsibilities vary, depending on the type of license.
- Forest Planning - Various levels of forest planning, from the strategic to the operational, support thoughtful decisions about forest use. Planning processes strive to include all viewpoints, with the health of the forest ecosystem as the primary consideration.
- Environmental Management Systems - Saskatchewan Environment has put in place an Environmental Management System to manage the environmental impacts of activities under its forestry program. This system has achieved ISO 14001 certification.
- About Our Provincial Parks - Our provincial parks system has grown to be one of the best parks systems in Canada. Vast natural areas, unique landscapes, scenic features, historic sites and access points to outdoor recreation are protected. Each park or site provides an opportunity to experience a different part of Saskatchewan's heritage, including the solitude of a northern forest, the comforts of a modern resort and the experience of walking in the steps of those who came before us.
- Conserving - Our provincial parks system preserves significant ecosystems, landscapes and cultural resources. Provincial Parks contain cultural and natural environments that are treasured reminders of who we are and where we came from. Provincial Parks demonstrate the balance between preservation for the future and research, presentation and educational and recreational uses today.
Energy, Mines and Resources
- Forests- Yukon's forest resources are managed in 13 separate management units. The highest volumes of merchantable timber are found in the southeast Yukon, around the community of Watson Lake, and in the extreme eastern portion of the Yukon along the Beaver and Labiche watersheds. Other productive forests can be found around the communities of Mayo, Dawson City, Teslin and Haines Junction.
- Camping & Wilderness - Welcome to the Yukon government campground system. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, we hope you'll enjoy our cozy campsites and spectacular mountain scenery.
- Parks & Conservation - In the Yukon, land may be protected under any one of several pieces of legislation including the Yukon Parks and Land Certainty Act, the Wildlife Act, the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, and First Nation Land Claim Agreements. Federally, the Canada Wildlife Act also protects an area of land. The legislation determines whether the designated land becomes a park, preserve, protection area, etc. Further, areas titled Territorial Parks may have one or more land conservation classifications in their makeup.
- Wildlife & Biodiversity - Many Yukoners recognize the importance of maintaining biodiversity both here and around the world. They are working hard to ensure habitats remain healthy for the widest variety of species.