Alberta Forrest


We are experiencing a wood building renaissance. Cutting edge projects like the Brock Commons in Vancouver and Oakwood Timber Tower in London are radically changing the landscape for wood buildings, allowing them to be built taller and more quickly. Best of all,  we still get the same beautiful aesthetics and sustainability that we have come … Continued

Planting in the Park Photos

Thanks to everyone who turned out for Planting in the Park! This year’s event was held at Edmonton’s Government House Park. Together, we planted over 100 trees in this beautiful urban space.

Planting in the Park

    After a long winter, spring has finally arrived. To celebrate, the AFPA and our Work Wild program will be planting seedlings in Edmonton’s MacKinnon Ravine on May 12. Planting trees does come naturally to us – our members planted 80 million seedlings in Alberta’s forests in 2018. If you are in Edmonton that … Continued

Confidence in Canada

The Alberta Forest Products Association is one of 70 signatories from across Canada on a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau urging prompt action to get the Trans Mountain pipeline built. We are Albertans and Canadians and we want to see our country and province thrive. We also want a fair regulatory environment. Alberta’s forest industry … Continued

Media Coverage of the Prairie Wood Design Awards

Advances in wood construction driving development innovations The entrants in the Prairie Wood Design Awards point to the potential of timber-based residential development DIN Projects designed the Pole House, a seasonal family cabin on Lake Winnipeg. Kyle Janzen SHARON CROWTHER Special to The Globe and Mail Published March 29, 2018Updated March 29, 2018 An unconventional cabin raised up … Continued

Caribou and Our Communities

See caribou planning may affect our communities in this video courtesy of the Northwest Species at Risk Committee. More information about caribou can be found on the AFPA’s caribou page.

Call For Nominations – Prairie Wood Design Awards

Do you know of a recently constructed building that exemplifies the beauty and function of wood design? If you do, and it’s located in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba, we encourage you to submit a nomination for WoodWORKS! Alberta’s Prairie Wood Design Awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala in Edmonton on March … Continued

Habitat for Humanity Building Project

This summer, AFPA member companies donated $75,000 worth of building materials to Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The project helped provide homes for 75 deserving families in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. We are really proud that sustainably  produced wood from right here in Alberta went to help give these families a home … Continued

New Curriculum Resources for Teachers

Our Work Wild program has developed exciting new curriculum resources for teachers. They cover some sections of the Alberta curriculum for Grade 6 Science “Trees and Forests” unit, Career and Life Management (CALM 20), and Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Forestry. Highlights include an interactive map exploring key forestry issues, a historical timeline, and infographics. … Continued