Forest Conservation and Biodiversity
Sustainable forest management is much more than a secure and growing wood supply for our customers. We must apply the same long-term thinking to conservation values to ensure that we are protecting the biodiversity in the forests we all rely on. The forest lands we own and manage extend across the vast Acadian Forest, with a patchwork of naturally diverse tree species, tree ages, and forest structures woven throughout the forest landscape. Our approach to the conservation of biodiversity cascades from a landscape approach encompassing all hectares in the entire forest, to the smallest unique site, while also considering the dynamic nature of forests over time. We tie these approaches together with our long-term commitment to funding research in partnership with universities and governments.
Foresters describe structure as even aged and un-even aged. Both conditions occur naturally across the landscape from natural disturbances. Un-even aged conditions are created from selection harvesting methods and maintain various tree sizes and ages post-harvest.
MANAGING FOR CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY