Unit 3 - Managing Canada's Forests Today
Lesson 2: Provincial/Territorial Governments
The provinces and territories own the vast majority of forested land in
Canada. Each province and territory sets out regulations and laws
regarding forest practices on public land. A recent independent academic
study has declared these rules
as being among the most stringent on the planet.
As well as having legislative authority over the enhancement, conservation, and management of forest resources, the provinces and territories are engaged in day-to-day management of forested lands under their jurisdiction.
setting the policies, legislation, and regulations necessary to
ensure that tree harvesting companies implement the principles of
sustainable forest management
gathering data related to the forest resource
detecting and fighting forest fires on crown land
- monitoring forest pests and coordinating plans to control outbreaks of insects and disease