Do you work, live, or play in bear country? It’s true that most bears will do their best to avoid humans, but when it comes to wild animals it’s better to play it safe. Follow these steps to reduce your chances of an unwanted encounter.
The AFPA is pleased to announce that we are on Instagram! With 1 billion users, Instagram is the 6th busiest social media platform in the world. In fact, it has 3 times as many users as Twitter. The platform will allow us to showcase images from our industry, while at the same time creating detailed, … Continued
Today, CEO of the Alberta Forest Products Association, Paul Whittaker, presented an Edmonton family with keys to a Habitat for Humanity home. The AFPA is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, and honoured to be able to present Blen, Osman, and their children Farriss and Imran (not pictured) with the keys to their new … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.