Over half of Saskatchewan is covered by trees. Forests are important economically and environmentally. They provide Saskatchewan with timber and other products. The boreal forest stores carbon and purifies air and water while helping to regulate our climate. Sustainable management of this important resource is crucial. Our forests must be managed in a way that balances the goal of environmental protection, social good and economic development.
Effective Forest Renewal
A sustainable forest economy is not possible without a healthy forest. Find out what percentage of harvested forest areas in Saskatchewan have been successfully regenerated.
Forest Type and Age
The Ministry of Environment studies the historical distribution of age classes and forest types. Find out how old our forests are, and how they're kept healthy and resilient.
Healthy, vibrant forests are naturally renewed by fire, or through forest harvesting practices that follow the disturbance patterns created by wildfires. Get information on Saskatchewan's approach to managing forest disturbance and wildfire.
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