This site shares work being done by industry and government to carve a strong path forward for the forest products sector.
In late 2010, representatives of all sectors of the forest industry and the forest team within Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development came together to discuss the future of the sector. They looked at technological developments and changing global markets – in wood products, pulp and paper, bioenergy and bio-products – for new ideas and opportunities.
Despite the highly challenging economic landscape of the recent past, they concluded there would be a bright future ahead for an industry that understands its markets, the products it is now and could soon be producing, and the need for strong environmental stewardship. The forest sector would be a sustainable engine of growth for rural Alberta, a leader of the emerging bio-economy, and a pillar of a stable and diversified provincial economic base.
After a year of research, consideration and discussion, the team arrived at an alignment of interests and a framework for partnerships: a Roadmap that would provide direction and mileposts for the future of Alberta's forest products sector.
You can read the Roadmap and chart our progress through this site.