Agreement: ANC Timber Ltd. Forest Management Agreement Agreement: Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. Forest Management Agreement Only a quarter of Canada‘s forests are commercially harvested. The vast majority (70%) of the boreal region remains inaccessible. The administered portion is harvested for only 0.5% per year. By law, all harvested land must be regenerated immediately. For more information on forest management agreements, see Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The FMA is a model of shared responsibility and commitment of government and industry, with industry assuming much of the responsibility for forest management, under state supervision. In return for this commitment, the Crown provides the company with a long-term guarantee on Tenure, on which investments in production sites can be based. This long-term guarantee implies a compensation mechanism when land is removed from its FMA. As shown in the map below, we purchase our timber from our own FMA and quota region from the FMA of the following forestry companies: ANC Timber Ltd., Blue Ridge Lumber Ltd., Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd., Slave Lake Pulp Ltd.
and Blue Ridge Lumber Ltd. The spatial boundaries for forest management agreement areas and associated boundaries of the forest management unit can be downloaded by AltaLIS as part of the geo-admin layer. The initial Drayton Valley Agreement began: November 18, 2005 A Forest Management Agreement (FMA) is a long-term form (20 years), a renewable form, based on forest meeting space and the safest type of forest property in Alberta. The FMA gives a company certain rights, including the right to construct, cultivate, harvest and remove corkwood, in exchange for various responsibilities such as forest management planning and the establishment and maintenance of the forest inventory within the boundaries of the FMA. In addition to its own harvest, Al-Pac is responsible for the development of the forest management plan for the FMA area, including the research needed to support forest management objectives, wood supply analysis, inventory and planning, and public participation and consultation. All forestry companies must comply with the laws, directives and regulations of the Province of Alberta and the terms and conditions of the FMA. The government sets reforestation standards and receives annual reforestation results from all commercial timber owners. These results are monitored to ensure that reforestation is a success.
Other forest companies active in the area of forest management agreement: Learn more about forest management planning Learn more about forest management plans Learn more about forest ownership An FMA grants timber and grants rights to this crown timber and requires that an approved forest management plan be available before the timber can be harvested. Alberta owns all the timber that is on Crown provincial Crown lands. Agreement: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Forest Management Agreement — Informal consolidation of offices Quota owners and other forestry companies operating in the FMA region use conifers such as white pike and Jack Pine. The coniferous chips they supply to Al-Pac complement a small percentage of softwood used by Al-Pac. Agreement: Tolko Industries Ltd/Norbord Inc./La Crete Sawmills Ltd. Forest Management Agreement The vast majority of Canada‘s forests — 94% — are public and are subject to strict land use rules, which aim to preserve value-added forest resources for the benefit of present and future generations. Like most Canadian forestry companies, Millar Western derives most of its fibres, about 90%, from these crown countries. While alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) is the primary regulatory authority, forestry activities are also influenced by the directives and regulations of many other federal, provincial and local governments and authorities.