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About the Report

The boreal forest dominates the landscape of northern Saskatchewan and is an important part of the province's economy, ecology and social foundation. The sustainable management of these forests, most of which are on provincial Crown land, is the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment. Without proper management of this renewable resource the values and services it provides will be impacted, which will, in turn, reduce the growth potential of the province.

Assessing Saskatchewan's progress in achieving sustainable forest management is challenging due to the many factors that need to be considered. Each indicator, prepared by subject experts within government, provides an assessment of a specific aspect of sustainable forest management. The ratings for each are based on available data, the geographic extent of the area studied and are interpreted using the expertise and experience of the subject matter experts.

State of the Environment 2019: A Focus on Forests (full report pdf)

List of Indicators

Productivity and Resilience Productivity and Resilience
Managed forests and greenhouse gas emissions
Natural forest disturbance
Deforestation in Saskatchewan
Watershed health within the greater commercial forest
Cumulative impacts from linear features
Regeneration of timber harvest area
Mountain pine beetle detection and prevention

Economic and Social Benefits

Economic and Social Benefits
Annual timber harvest
Indigenous involvement in the forest sector
Forest sector contributions of the provincial economy
Economic value of select non-timber forest uses

Conserving Biological Diversity
Conserving Biological Diversity
Forest type and age
Protected areas
Woodland caribou habitat
Genetic conservation of native commercial tree species
Species at risk in the commercial forest
Moose in the provincial forest
Marten populations in the provincial forest

Sustainable Forest Management
Sustainable Forest Management
Compliance collection of royalties and forest management fees
Compliance and enforcement of the forest industry
Client services available online and in person
Opportunity for stakeholder engagement in forest management planning
Research and education
Forest licence allocation


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