Alberta Forrest

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

Grizzly Bear Movement in Managed Forests

Grizzly bears are an iconic species. Learn about what the forest sector and fRI Research are doing to better understand how grizzly bears move in managed forests. 

A Green Energy Project that Works Like Your Stomach?

Yes, the title is true. Slave Lake Pulp has a power generation project that uses a similar process to digestion in your stomach… and not only is it the first of its kind, it’s also environmentally friendly! Learn more about the project in this Edmonton Journal Story.

Vanderwell and Rona Plant 1 Million Trees

Albertans love their homegrown products. When a major restaurant chain made a corporate decision that would see no Alberta beef (or Canadian beef for that matter) on their menu, consumer backlash was immediate. Consumer loyalty does not mean that Alberta producers are off the hook when it comes to how they grow and manufacture their … Continued