Alberta Forrest

Honourable James Carr Speech

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, delivers remarks at a reception to wrap up the Forest Products Association of Canada’s “Day on the Hill,” on May 17, 2017. Thank you and good evening everyone. I’ve given a lot of forestry speeches over the past 18 months, but I think I can safely say … Continued

Spray Lake Featured on The Entrepreneurs

Spray Lake Sawmills in Cochrane was recently featured on CTV’s The Entrepreneurs series. The 20 minute piece covers many aspects of Spray Lake’s operations, including the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Weyerhaeuser Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

Weyerhaeuser, a member of the AFPA, has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is an Arizona-based organization that promotes ethical business practices. The Institute uses an Ethics Quotient to evaluate corporate practices against an array of benchmarks. Founded in 1910, Weyerhaeuser has a long-established reputation for corporate … Continued

Maskwacis Career Fair Highlights

Did you know that Indigenous people make up 10% of the forest sector’s workforce? Our Work Wild program was recently in Maskwacis to promote forestry careers to Indigenous youth.

Forestry at the Legislature

Thank you to those who supported the AFPA’s Forestry at the Legislature event. We had a great opportunity to talk to MLAs and community leaders about forest sustainability and forestry jobs. The following Ministers and MLAs participated in the event: Honourable Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry … Continued

Forests and Climate Change Event

Natural Resources Canada – Northern Forestry Centre is hosting an innovative science forum and workshop on forests and climate change. Check out the poster below for details.

New Work Wild Videos

Want to learn about different career options in the forest sector? Check out these excellent Work Wild videos on: Forest Planning Forest Operations Forest Products

Millar Western Plants 200 Millionth Tree

Congratulations to long-time AFPA member Millar Western for planting their 200 millionth tree! A large crowd of community members, elected officials, and of course, the hardworking employees who make it all happen braved a cold, rainy Alberta day to mark the occasion with a ceremonial tree plant. Speaking at the event, company Chair Mac Millar … Continued