Canadian Forest Service Publications

Improving Canada's forest carbon estimates. 2023. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service. Ottawa. 3 p.

Year: 2023

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 40906

Language: English

Series: Science-Policy Notes (CFS)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Forests are complex ecosystems that sequester carbon as they grow and emit carbon when they die, decay, and are disturbed. They are also affected by both natural processes and human activities, which makes calculating forest carbon a complex task. As new data and science become available, our understanding of forest carbon and the processes that affect it improves. Incorporating this improved understanding increases the accuracy of our estimates, causing them to change over time. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) are committed to continuously improving Canada’s forest carbon estimates. Collaboration with external experts and stakeholders is key to identifying opportunities and informing the continuous improvement process. As new science and data on forests continue to surface, Canada’s forest carbon estimates will continue to be improved.

Also available under the title:
Améliorer les estimations du carbone forestier du Canada (French)