Canadian Forest Service Publications

The forest resource in Atlantic Canada and an overview of issues that impact wood production. 1997. MacFarlane, D.D. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Information Report M-X-202E.

Year: 1997

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 6255

Language: English

Series: Information Report (AFC - Fredericton)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The forest resource in Atlantic Canada provides jobs and income for many residents. Sustainable management of this resource will ensure these benefits continue. This paper briefly describes Atlantic Canada's forest resource in terms of productive forest land, inventory of wood volume, age class of trees, and land ownership. Wood production is reviewed by comparing recent annual harvest volumes to annual allowable cuts (AAC). Issues that may have an impact on future wood production are also discussed.