Alberta Forrest

Stakeholder Engagement Community Report

If you are involved in stakeholder engagement and consultation activities as part of your job, you are aware that this area of practice is growing. Organizations are facing increased pressure to illustrate adequate consultation, both from the public and government agencies. Failure to consult carries significant risks. In addition, there is continued pressure on practitioners … Continued

Millar Western Donates Edmonton Christmas Tree

Ever wonder where the large Christmas tree that decorates Churchill Square in Edmonton comes from? It’s actually donated every year by AFPA member Millar Western. Watch the video below to see crews sustainably harvesting the tree in a forest near Whitecourt. In the the summer, crews will plant new trees in place of this and other … Continued

Mountain Pine Beetle Letter

The mountain pine beetle threatens to devastate Canada’s boreal forest from coast to coast. Not only are forestry jobs at risk, but there could also be considerable damage to our watersheds if our forests are decimated by this pest. Alberta needs help from the Government of Canada to help stop the beetle. The Canadian Chamber … Continued

#ForestryFamilies Video 5 – The Milburns

In our final #ForestryFamilies piece, we profile the Milburn family from Whitecourt. Stephanie Milburn was Canada’s first female saw filer and now works ensuring the safety of employees at Millar Western. Her daughter, Brittany, is following in Stephanie’s footsteps by working as an electrician in the same sawmill. This mother daughter team talks about what … Continued

#ForestryFamilies Video 4 – The Rollins

Meet Dave and Cam Rollins. Dave is a sales manager for Spray Lake Sawmills in Cochrane. Cam is a registered professional forester at West Fraser in Sundre. Despite having very different careers, Dave and Cam share a passion for our forest industry. Watch the video to learn more about the long history of the Rollins … Continued

#ForestryFamilies Video 3 – The Corsers

The Corser family, from Edson and Yellowhead County, has been in Alberta’s forest industry for nearly 100 years. This pioneering family has seen a great deal of change in the forest industry. From the days when logging was done by horse to the modern industry that we know today. Through it all, the family’s strong … Continued

#ForestryFamilies Video 2 – Nona and Larry

The second video of our #ForestryFamilies social media campaign features Nona and Larry from Northland Forest Products in Fort McMurray. This daughter and father team works side-by-side to keep Northland’s planer mill running like a top.

#ForestryFamilies Video 1 – The Vanderwells

We are excited to launch our #ForestryFamilies social media campaign. Alberta’s forestry families have a rich history. Their dedication to the community and passion for our forests have helped to ensure a sustainable industry for generations of Albertans. In the first video we profile the Vanderwell family from Slave Lake. Their company, Vanderwell Contractors, is … Continued

Happy National Forest Week!

September 23 – 29 is National Forest Week in Canada. During this week, we celebrate the critical role that our forests play in Canada’s environment, culture, and economy.  National Forest Week began in 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week. In Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the scope of the event was expanded to recognize the broader … Continued