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Canadian Forestry Regulations and Standards: A Summary

May 13, 2022 Summary of the Canadian Forestry Regulations and Standards One hundred years earlier, Canadian forests were viewed as boundless sources of resources that could be taken without any planning or concern for the future. However, by the 1950s an awakening of forest values led to the gradual development of forestry and environmental regulations […]

CIF-IFC shares how forests can help preserve our planet

Preserving Our Planet Through Forests – CIF-IFC submitted an article (below) to Mediaplanet as part of the Future of Our Planet campaign, published online on innovatingcanada.ca and in the National Post on March 31, 2022 to kick-off Earth Month.   Preserving Our Planet Through Forests As we come together this Earth Month to bring attention […]

Petawawa Research Forest Virtual Tour now available! / Tournée virtuelle de la Forêt expérimentale de Petawawa maintenant disponible !

You can now explore the oldest research forest in Canada from the comfort of your workplace or home! We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) Virtual Tour, our latest knowledge exchange/technology transfer product. The PRF Virtual Tour showcases 6 study sites, each with a wealth of information including: […]

CIF-IFC Applauds Government’s Priorities in the Speech from the Throne

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased with the Government of Canada’s focus on Building a resilient economy: a cleaner & healthier future for our kids, as put forward in the Speech from the Throne on November 23, 2021. The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to fight climate change and protect the environment, as […]

Winners announced for the 2021 National Forest Week Youth Drawing Contest / Les gagnant(e)s sont annoncés pour le concours de dessin pour jeunes de la Semaine nationale de l’arbre et des forêts 2021

We invited youth to participate in a Canada-wide youth drawing contest for National Forest Week 2021! We received over 200 entries displaying immense talent, creativity, and imagination, and it was inspiring to see the many different ways that youth are spending time in the forest! After careful review, we are pleased to announce the winners in each age category […]

CIF-IFC Defends Canadian Forest Carbon Quantification and Accounting

CIF-IFC Defends Canadian Forest Carbon Quantification and Accounting Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Nature Québec, Environmental Defence, and Nature Canada have released a report and technical report criticizing the Canadian forest carbon accounting processes immediately prior to the 2021 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP26). They assert either biased or inaccurate reporting of the forest carbon account for […]

Sorting the Myths from Facts of Deforestation in Canada

In Canadian forestry today, one of the most significant and most misunderstood issues is deforestation. The internationally defined definition of deforestation is “the direct human-induced conversion of forest to non-forest land.”[1] Only 0.02% of Canada’s forested area has been deforested[2], yet there remain many misconceptions about deforestation. This article addresses those misconceptions and highlights sustainable forest […]

Winners Announced for the 2021 National Forest Week Photo Contest

To celebrate National Forest Week (NFW), the Canadian Institute of Forestry invited Canadians to participate in the 2nd Annual NFW Photo Contest from September 19-25, 2021. We received a number of entries showcasing Canada’s vast forest landscapes, demonstrating immense talent and creativity. After careful review, we are pleased to announce the top 5 winners: John Hoogendoorn David Brophy Daniel Brisbin Abby […]

CIF-IFC ANNOUNCES 2021 NATIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING AND UNIQUE ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO FORESTRY IN CANADA

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce the 2021 CIF-IFC National Award recipients. Click here to read the full media release.

CIF-IFC shares how Canada’s diverse forests are connected to our everyday lives

Canada’s Diverse Forests Are Connected To Our Everyday Lives- CIF-IFC has submitted an article to Mediaplanet as part of the Protecting Canada’s Forests campaign, published online on innovatingcanada.ca for National Forest Week 2021. The below article appeared in the National Post and on innovatingcanada.ca on September 22, 2021. Canada’s Diverse Forests Are Connected To Our Everyday […]