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Federal Government

Directory of the Departments of the Canadian Federal Government with a Role in Forestry

Environment Canada

Environment Canada - has the mandate is to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water; forecast weather and environmental change; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.

  • Climate Change - The international scientific community agrees that there has been a significant change in global climate in recent years due largely to the burning of fossil fuels.
  • Nature - Environment Canada manages nearly 12 million hectares of land as part of its duty to protect migratory birds, species at risk, and significant wildlife habitat. It also controls the international trade in endangered species, regulates the hunting of migratory birds, and conducts research on domestic wildlife.
  • Water - Canada's landmass contains about seven percent of the world's freshwater. Managing our vast water resources is a complex issue for which all levels of government share responsibility.
  • National Parks of Canada - National Parks are a country-wide system of representative natural areas of Canadian significance. By law, they are protected for public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment, while being maintained in an unimpaired state for future generations.
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Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada As the predominant natural resource department of the federal government, Natural Resources Canada has a mandate to promote the sustainable development and responsible use of Canada's mineral, energy and forestry resources, and to develop an understanding of Canada's landmass.

Canadian Forest Service - The Canadian Forest Service's (CFS) mission: "To promote the sustainable development of Canada's forests and competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector for the well-being of present and future generations of Canadians."

Research Projects Canadian Forest Service conducts research in many forest-related areas including climate change, pathology, entomology, forest management, socio-economy, among others

The Model Forest Program - The Model Forest Program represents an initiative in building partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally to generate new ideas and on-the-ground solutions to sustainable forest management issues.

National Forest Fire Situation Report - daily national reports

The National Forestry Database (NFD) is the central database used to compile the national forestry statistics. It records the level of forestry activity in any period as well as changes in the forest