Draft CSA SFM Z809 SFM Standard is Available for Public Review

The draft, fourth version of the CSA SFM Z809 ( Sustainable Forest Management Standard) has been posted for public review.  It can be accessed and commented on using the link: .  It can also be downloaded here by anyone who wants to print it off and mark it up while preparing their comments.  The […]

Appointment of CIF/IFC Executive Director

Following a nation-wide search, which garnered a number of exceptionally qualified candidates, it is with great pleasure that the Canadian Institute of Forestry-Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) National Executive announces the appointment of Dana Collins as the Executive Director of the Institute, effective July 1, 2015. Read more!      

CIF/IFC Responds to World Resource Institute Report on Forest Cover Loss in Canada

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut Forestier du Canada is speaking out against recent claims about forest loss and deforestation, sparked by a report released by the World Resource Institute that claims Canada was second in the world in terms of tree cover loss in 2013. The CIF/IFC found issue with the way tree cover loss was […]

Forest Capital of Canada 2015-2017 Award Presentation Ceremony

You are invited to attend the Forest Capital of Canada 2015-2017 Award Presentation Ceremony! Constance Lake First Nation, the Town of Hearst, and the Municipality of Mattice-Val Côté were announced the Forest Capital of Canada 2015-2017. These communities recognize the continued support and cooperation received from its regional Business Sector, Forestry Agencies and Forest Industry Partners in […]

The CIF/IFC Responds to MOECC’s Report

The CIF recently commented on the MOECC’s report ‘Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper’ and the strategies and action plan outlined within it. To further this relevant and timely discussion on climate change and greenhouse gases, the Institute has welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on this report. We applaud the MOECC in their effort to […]

19th Annual U of T Winter Forestry Field Tour

In February 2015, the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada hosted the 19th annual University of Toronto Winter Forestry Field Tour at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa, Ontario. Generous contributions from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Tembec, the Great Lakes Forestry Centre, FPInnovations, Domtar, Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest, […]

New Forest Invasive Species Website Launched

With contributions from the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) and other partners, the Invasive Species Centre officially launched Forest Invasives Canada last week! This new website provides information and news on invasive insects, pathogens, and plants in Canada’s forests. It also allows Canadians to easily access a wealth of forest pest resources, packed with the […]

CIF Discount on Mark Kuhlberg’s New Book

CIF members will be able to purchase Mark Kuhlberg’s new book In The Power of the Government: The Rise and Fall of Newsprint in Ontario, 1894-1932 at a 40% discount! This book chronicles the rise and fall of Ontario’s pulp and paper industry between 1894 and 1932. In doing so, it demonstrates that our previous […]

Connecting to Our Forests

A video entitled “Connecting to Our Forests” made its official debut at the Forests Ontario annual conference on February 20, 2015.  The video showcases students of Forests Ontario’s Forestry Connects program making meaningful connections with the forest, learning about the many forest products used in our daily lives, and the careers available in the forestry […]

Native Awareness Training

A new Native Awareness Program, developed by the Canadian Ecology Centre (CEC) will bridge the gap between corporations, NGO’s, government, school boards and Native Communities. Clickhere to read the media release, or here to view the poster

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