Our Forest Resources
Saskatchewan's Forestry Sector
Saskatchewan's Provincial Forest
33.9 million hectares (ha) of provincial forest (52% of the province is forest).
12.7 million ha is commercial forest (37% of provincial forest - dark green area).
Commercial forest boundary will vary depending on markets and processing facilities.
Saskatchewan's forest sector has contributed over $1 billion a year to the provincial economy.
The Saskatchewan forest industry includes approximately 300 firms, employing as many as 5,000 people during normal market periods.
Saskatchewan also has approximately 100 firms involved in secondary wood products manufacturing.
Saskatchewan's forest industry has 4 primary sectors:
Saskatchewan's small forest operators also play an important role in the forestry sector. There are more than 120 small forest operators who produce rails, posts, rough lumber, treated wood products and log homes.
Click here for a map of Saskatchewan's mills and timber supply.
Forest Development Division
The mandate of Saskatchewan Energy and Resource's Forest Development Division is to facilitate the growth and development of the provincial forest industry. The division works in partnership with business, communities, governments and other provincial agencies to develop and deliver policies and programs to:
Major client groups include individual forest companies, forest industry associations, FPInnovations, Saskatchewan Research Council, forest communities, and First Nations.
Saskatchewan's primary forest industry is driven by commodity production which is highly susceptible to international market volatility. The Forest Development Division is focused on assisting Saskatchewan's forest industry to remain competitive and transition to a more market driven industry producing higher value products and locating new niche markets, specific to Saskatchewan's forest fibre.
Canadian Sustainable Forest Management
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Canada
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
FPInnovations works towards optimizing the forest sector value chain.
SRC is playing a leading role in strengthening Saskatchewan's forestry industry, by working to improve forest management practices in the province and identify research needs for the sector.
Saskatchewan, usually thought of as a prairie province, is actually more than half forests.
The Canadian Forest Service promotes the sustainable development of Canada's forests and the competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs.