Navigation Links
Report highlights change in Canada's forests

Challenge and change are central to our forest sector, according to The State of Canada's Forests 2005?006 report. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, presented the report today at the National Forest Congress.

"The report's theme of industry competitiveness is well chosen," said Minister Lunn. "Canada's forest industry has reacted decisively to improve its efficiency and meet the challenges of a changing marketplace. It continues to respond to these challenges by reducing costs, securing markets and focusing on new and improved products."

Forests make up a significant part of Canada's economy, contributing $37.6 billion to the gross domestic product and providing more than 339,000 direct jobs in 2005. The report contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on Canada's forest and forest sector. It profiles the accomplishments of this sector throughout the country.

In the past year, the industry has had to adjust to changes such as the high Canadian dollar, rising energy costs and increased competition. The report also focuses on important advances in forest management in 2005?006 as governments sought to balance environmental, economic and social factors affecting Canada's forests.

"The future health of the forest industry will depend on how well we care for this resource, how efficient we are in its use, and how forward-looking we are at identifying product and market opportunities," said Minister Lunn. "Canada's New Government is committed to helping the Canadian forest industry build a stronger future. We will work with industry to develop new markets and increase access in existing markets, combat mountain pine beetle, and help communities and workers affected by the issues facing the forest industry."

The annual report is rounded out by statistics on forest cover, employment, exports, production and trade. It is available in English and French online at www.nrcan.gc.ca/cfs/national/what-quoi/sof.

Printed copies are available on request by contacting the following address:
Publications Distribution
Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada
8th floor, 580 Booth Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E4
Tel.: 613-947-7341
Fax.: 613-947-7396
E-mail: cfs-scf@nrcan.gc.ca

FOR BROADCAST USE:
Challenge and change are central to our forest sector, according to this year's State of Canada's Forests report. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, presented the report today at the National Forest Congress in Gatineau, Quebec.


'"/>

Source:Natural Resources Canada


Related biology news :

1. Report that delayed motherhood decreases life expectancy of mouse offspring
2. AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV
3. Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines
4. Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits
5. Report shows deforestation threatens Brazils Pantanal
6. Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores
7. Report focuses on the role good microbes play in future medicine
8. Report warns about carbon dioxide threats to marine life
9. Report calls for improved monoclonal antibodies against solid tumors
10. New book highlights worlds borderless conservation areas
11. Learning to love bacteria: Stanford scientist highlights bugs benefits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/19/2016)... DUBAI , UAE, April 20, 2016 ... can be implemented as a compact web-based "all-in-one" system ... in the biometric fingerprint reader or the door interface ... requirements of modern access control systems. The minimal dimensions ... the ID readers into the building installations offer considerable ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... BOCA RATON, Florida , March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... LEGX ) ("LegacyXChange" or the "Company") ... presentation for potential users of its soon to be ... The video ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTLBzmZogV1y2D6bDkBX5g ) will also ... by the use of DNA technology to an industry ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... PROVO and SANDY, ... Screening Ontario (NSO), which operates the highest sample volume ... testing, and Tute Genomics and UNIConnect, leaders in clinical ... today announced the launch of a project to establish ... testing panel. NSO has been contracted ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... F.E.E.D. Co., the ... of their revolutionary, veterinarian-designed product for indoor cats. The NoBowl Feeding System replaces ... their food the way nature intended. NoBowls make cats happy and healthy. , ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... During a two ... into a viable company, CereScan’s CEO, John Kelley, joined other Denver business leaders ... and mentor in the Denver area business community, shared his top fundamental learnings ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... biotechnology acceleration company reports the Company,s CEO  was ... capital titled Accelerators Enter When VCs Fear To ... Life Science Leader magazine is an ... work for everything from emerging biotechs to Big ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of Smart Data ... has been named to The Silicon Review’s “20 Fastest Growing Big Data Companies of ... serves the needs of end users facing some of the most complex data challenges ...
Breaking Biology Technology: