Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service (CFS)

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“Made up of research scientists, technicians, economists, policy analysts and other dedicated professionals, the Canadian Forest Service develops and shares knowledge about forests and brings together stakeholders to address regional, national and global forest issues. Whether conducting research in the field, performing tests in the lab or analyzing information and data, Canadian Forest Service staff are working to ensure a healthy forest and a strong forest sector for Canada.

For more than a century, the Canadian Forest Service has conducted research on the health of Canada’s forests to ensure that our nation’s forest sector needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Today, using scientific data and economic analysis, the Canadian Forest Service plays a leadership role in advancing a new model for the forest sector, focused on two key areas: sustainability and competitiveness.”

The CFS website offers a comprehensive, easy to navigate overview of their activates and services, including funding programs.  This includes a number of valuable programs for the benefit of the forest products industry:

CFS also hosts an impressive publications site, covering relevant journal; articles, books, reports and CFS prepared series and leaflets.  Hosted by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) there is also a new Global Forest Information Service portal, helping the user guide through over 25,000 CFS publications.

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