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.