The Canadian Woodlands Forum is a not-for profit membership based organization recognized for its commitment to effective, quality woodlands operations in support of sustainable forest management. The mission of the Canadian Woodlands Forum is to improve the efficiency and profitability of woodlands operations, through an ongoing commitment to fostering communication, providing a means to exchange knowledge of best practices, technology and innovations, and promoting the interests of woodlands professionals & contractors in order to sustain a robust, safe, and environmentally responsible wood fibre supply chain.
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is the largest forestry school in Canada in terms of number of students and faculty members and is continuously ranked among the premier forestry schools in the world. Originally conceived as a school of forest engineering, and with the first forestry courses offered in 1918, it has evolved over the past century extending beyond traditional forestry as recognized in North America, with programs in forest resources management, forest operations, forest sciences, natural resources conservation, urban forestry, and wood products processing. The faculty is the agent of change in BC, moving forestry towards stewardship of forests, involving high-tech equipment, and making major contributions to global sustainability, poverty relief and other provincial, national and global issues.
COFE, the Council on Forest Engineering, was founded in 1978 as an international professional organization interested in matters relating to the field of forest engineering. COFE’s objectives, supported by our charter, are to foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, university teaching, research, and extension programs to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests. We also strive to serve the forestry profession on matters of policy in the area of forest engineering, to disseminate technical information on forest engineering subjects, and to encourage the exchange of information and technologies relating to forest engineering.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed in 1908, the Institute represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, geographers, educators, scientists and many others with a professional interest in forestry. The Institute’s mission is to provide national leadership in forestry, to promote competency among forestry professionals, and to foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 525. Its R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, Thunder Bay, Edmonton and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada.