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Achieving a balance: Canada’s wood pellets come from sustainably managed forests

By the Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Canadian Biomass
July 22, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada

Canada’s forests are some of the most resilient and sustainably managed in the world.  They are subject to stringent environmental regulation, careful management and extensive third-party certification. That’s why customers requiring sustainable biomass products have confidence in the Canadian wood pellet sector. Canada has a proven record of sound forest stewardship, with more than 90 per cent of its original forest cover remaining and a growing network of protected areas that represent the country’s biological diversity. Forest policies in Canada centre on the concept of sustainable forest management with the underlying goal of achieving a balance between the demands on forests for products and benefits, and the maintenance of forest health and diversity. Ninety-three per cent of Canada’s forests are publicly owned — 71 per cent by the provinces and territories and 22 per cent by the federal government. …  In some parts of the country, an increasing amount of forest is coming under Indigenous jurisdiction.

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