Natural Resources Canada has released its 2017 State of Canada’s Forests report. This latest edition delves into forest fires by examining the Fort McMurray fire, and explaining why Canada’s forests need fires.
There is also a focus on the bioeconomy of Canada’s forest sector, and a look at Canada’s timber forest products.
“With the third-largest forested area on the planet, Canada boasts nearly 40 per cent of the world’s certified forests, far more than any other country,” Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr said in a statement. “From Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador, the forest sector is benefiting local communities, boosting our economy, helping to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and showing us what we can accomplish when we work together.” read more >>