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Compliance collection of royalties and forest management fees

Paper currency

The provincial Crown timber dues system is market-based, and timber dues reflect provincial market conditions. The collection of management fees funds forest renewal activities and supports the sustainability and productivity of Saskatchewan's forests.

What's happening

What's happening - Compliance collection of royalties

What we are doing

Forest companies calculate the volume of wood harvested (scaling) and submit their information and payments to the ministry for verification of the calculated timber dues and forest management fees. The ministry monitors the accuracy of volume calculations and the timeliness of fee payment through inspections and audits.

Timely and accurate compliance rates

Timber dues revenue

The ministry inspection and audit process results in 100 per cent compliance once corrected reports are re-submitted and the annual year-end reconciliations are finalized.

Why it matters

Forestry timber dues and forest management fees provide a fair return to the people of Saskatchewan in exchange for the use of forest product resources. Forest management fees are used to protect and renew the forest resource, which sustains the Saskatchewan forest industry and supplies job opportunities. Currently, the wood products market is robust, and the industry makes significant contributions to the province's economy.

The forest industry provides significant benefits to the people of Saskatchewan by generating employment opportunities for pulp mills and sawmills, oriented strand board (OSB) plants and value-added product facilities.

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