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Internet Resources on Forestry in Canada and Elsewhere


Acronyms and Initialisms for Forestry Terms in British Columbia - This is a compilation of acronyms and initialisms commonly used by the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range. This list is provided for information only. Definitions provided in an official document, such as an Act or Regulation, will, of course, take precedence. Downloadable PDF file.

Canadian Softwood Lumber Exports - Government of British Columbia statistics on the value of BC softwood lumber exports by destination. There is a downloadable Excel file that provides additional information on 1) the volume of exports of BC softwood lumber by destination and 2) the volume and value of exports of softwood lumber to the United States by Canadian Province.

CAB - Canada is a member of this intergovernmental organization providing information, publishing and scientific services worldwide to agriculture, forestry, human health and the management of natural resources.

Canada NewsWire - Give us your message. We'll give you the world. Welcome to Canada NewsWire, Canada's first real-time news release database on the Internet. This site is the largest news release database in Canada, with approximately 40,000 news releases accessed daily by professionals in over 75 countries world wide.

Canada's Forests - The Natural Resources Canada's website has recently been updated with latest statistical data, recent analyses of sustainability indicators, provincial/territorial profiles

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) is composed of fourteen federal, provincial and territorial ministers (elected officials). The Council provides leadership on national and international issues and sets direction for the stewardship and sustainable management of Canada's forests.

Canadian Forest Industries is published eight times per year and is the Journal of Record for the Canadian Woodlands Forum, Canadian Pulp & Paper Association.

Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) provides operational fire-control services, as well as management and information services to its Member Agencies. In addition to coordinating services for all of the provinces and territories, CIFFC often coordinates the sharing of resources with the United States and other countries.

Common Tree Diseases of British Columbia - 1969. Foster, R.E.; Wallis, G.W. Government of Canada, Department of Fisheries and Forestry, Forest Research Laboratory, Ottawa. Departmental Publication 1245.

Current Results Forests Science Articles

Dufferin County Forest - Up to date information on the Dufferin Country Forests, Dufferin's tree cutting by-law, and forstry happenings in and around Dufferin County.

Environmental Links - from Environment Canada

European Tropical Forest Research Network - Established in 1991, the European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is a forum for communication between European organisations, researchers, EU institutions and others concerned with (sub-)tropical forest research.

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

  • FAO Forestry - The Home Page of the Forestry Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • State of the World's Forests reports on the status of forests, recent major policy and institutional developments and key issues concerning the forest sector. It makes current, reliable and policy-relevant information widely available to facilitate informed discussion and decision-making with regard to the world's forests.
  • Unasylva - the quarterly international journal of forestry and forest industries published by FAO.

Fordaq is the online marketplace for the wood industry. It helps buyers and sellers to make transactions

The Forest Industry Network - The online business resource for the forest Industry. This web site is designed to bring buyers and sellers together WORLD-WIDE. Get our team of industry professionals working for you!

Forest Invasive Alien Species - Canadian Forest Service scientists estimate that over 80 alien insects or diseases have been introduced into Canada since 1882, including several that have proven to be extremely destructive for Canada�s forests.

ForestPal - If you are looking for a quick start to making maps or learning about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or Global Positioning Systems (GPS), this site is for you. Forest Pal offers simple, practical information plus free software.

Institute of Chartered Forester - Forestry, the journal of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, publishes internationally refereed papers covering the results of original research and practice in forestry in its widest sense.

Forestry.com - A comprehensive forestry web site with information on jobs, different kinds of forestry, tree care, classifieds, and much more, all free.

Funiture Link - Vancouver-based retired designer, educator and retailer Stephen Harrison publishes furniturelink. The current website was reincarnated ("rebranded" as per the buzz word) in 2014 from the website Value+Created Review (VCR) that Harrison published from 1997 to 2014 (both websites self-published without outside funding).

Insects and diseases of Canada's forests - The site provides an extensive collection of images and a variety of information on the main insects and diseases of

Institute for Culture and Ecology U.S. Non Timber Forest Product Database currently lists 857 commercial and non-commercial non timber forest product species and is intended to help in the identification, development and conservation of NTFP species in your region.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) a non-profit organization established and supported by the Governments of Canada and Manitoba. IISD's mandate is to promote sustainable development in decision making within government, business and the daily lives of individuals in Canada and internationally.

The International Model Forest Network has been inspired by the success of the Canadian Model Forest Network, a program announced in 1990 to enhance the sustainable management of Canadian forests. At each site, local partnerships are created among groups representing industry, environmentalists, community associations, indigenous peoples, and other relevant interests, who work together to define and implement a shared vision of sustainable forest management.

International Society of Tropical Foresters - Through newsletters in Spanish and English, conferences and forestry literature, we provide members in over a 100 countries with the latest knowledge needed to better conserve tropical forests.

International Timber Exchange - IHB Timber-marketing via Internet. Since September 1996 "IHB - Internationale Holzboerse GmbH", Landshut/Germany, has been operating an Internet-based worldwide information-database. The company is involved in the marketing of timber products by means of the Internet. This information medium is designed to enable traders engaged in the timber wholesale business to succesfully meet their supply and demand objectives.

International Tropical Timber Organization - The ITTO is a commodity organization which brings together countries which produce and consume tropical timber to discuss and exchange information and develop policies on all aspects of the world tropical timber economy.

INFOR Inc - Resource site for New Brunswick's private woodlot owners, maple syrup producers and Christmas tree growers. Includes an online bookstore with a vast selection of publications on general and specialized forestry themes. Check out our quarterly newsletter.

Jasper National Park Journal - From flora to fauna, Jasper National Park Journal educates tourists about Canada\'s largest national park and surrounding nature areas.

Life After Logging- One mans experience and point of view of British Columbia's Forests.

Logging and Sawmilling Journal The publication reports on new technology in milling and logging operations, forest management, silviculture, labor/management issues, government initiatives, regulatory issues, international market trends, offshore industry profiles, and investment opportunities for Canadian firms.

Madison's Canadian Lumber Reporter: The source for Canadian and U.S. lumber and panel prices in the forest industry; Subscription Information, Latest Key Price Indicators, News & Announcements. Madison's Canadian Lumber Directory: The single authoritative guide to Canada's Lumber & Forestry Industry; Rate Information, Listing Information.

MAPPING BIODIVERSITY VALUE and WORLDMAP Measuring biodiversity value; measuring rarity & endemism; assessing conservation priority & gap analysis; developments in biogeography; WORLDMAP software; key references and publications.

National Forestry Database Program provides an excellent summary of national and provincial forestry information, Council of Forest Ministers.

PULP & PAPER RESOURCES ON WEB - This web site lists and links to more than 800 web sites related to pulp and paper. The site also display latest paper industry news and a paper dictionary.

Pulp and Paper Net - The Internet is a valuable resource for information, but finding that information is not always easy. Pulp and Paper.Net's goal is to make pulp and paper producers' jobs easier by putting them closer to the information they need.

Quickscribe Services Ltd - Quickscribe Services has been providing reliable and economical hard copy forestry legislation updating service to loyal subscribers since 1984. Our on-line legislation includes our Forest/Environmental package which contains a comprehensive list of related B C Acts and regulations specifically designed by and for those professionals involved in the forest industry.

Random Lengths tracks softwood lumber and structural panel prices and market activity for all major producing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Fax and Internet e-mail services provide Random Lengths' reports as soon as they are released.

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. Our mission is to create the highest quality information for and about the global forest products industry and deliver it to customers as part of value-added solutions.

Small Woodlands Program was launched in 1997 with the intent of increasing BC's future wood supply, creating forest jobs, and stimulating traditional sources of rural income. Site includes many resources for small woodlands operators in BC.

SpruceRoots is a monthly journal. It exists to provide perspectives and promote discussion on sustainability issues that affect Haida Gwaii

State of Canada's Forests - If you are looking for information on Canada's forests, visit the CFS's website State of Canada's Forests 2014 . You will find information on the forest resource, its management, protection, harvesting, economic and environmental importance, a map, and much more.

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) - The initiative of the Commission on Sustainable Development dealing with forests and their impact on forest-dependent peoples - sustainable forest management, deforestation, trade, transfer of environmentally sound technology, future supply and demand of wood and non-wood forest products, monitoring forest cover, etc.

Widman's World Wood Review: Up-to-date information from around the world for all forest industry stakeholders. Every issue contains an in-depth Feature Report and concise summaries of important markets, plus future outlooks.

WISh: Woodlot Info Shop - The vision of the Woodlot Info Shop is to provide private woodland owners with information promoting sustainable forest management in Nova Scotia.

Wood WORKS! - A program of the Canadian Wood Council, our goal is to promote the use of wood and wood products in construction projects, and to acknowledge the contribution of wood-use advocates and industry leaders.

World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development - It will seek to achieve policy reforms aimed at reconciling economic, social, and environmental objectives for sustainable management of global forests.