Unit 3 - The Economical Importance of Forests

Lesson 1: Canada - A Forest Nation

Canada, the second largest country in the world, is a forest nation; 10% of the world's forests are in Canada. 
Almost half of Canada's 997 million hectares is forest.

Of Canada's forested area, over half is considered to be "productive". This means that it is capable of producing a commercial stand of timber in a reasonable length of time. One million hectares of this productive forest land are cut annually. This means that less than 1% of Canada's forests are harvested every year. 


  Now watch Part 4 of the video "It's Our Forest"; it covers some of the topics you have already covered in the course and is also a good introduction to this unit: The Economical Importance of Forests.
You may want to take notes as you watch the video as there will be questions on the quiz that refer to the video.