WHY JUST PLANT TREES

WHEN YOU CAN ALSO SAVE TREES

We are all nature. It's time we came first.  Sustainable Value Added Forestry isn't new.  It's time Saskatchewan steps up and incorporates sustainable practices which put the health of the forest first.  It's time we all have a seat at the table deciding the future of our Forests!

They may have a lease for the timber but they do not own the Forest.

Not all Forestry is created equal.  Though Saskatchewan is a global leader in sustainable forestry, some of the companies operating in the province are lagging far behind.  The Map below shows the logging completed up to 2017 in Pink & proposed logging for the next 5 years in red, pale pink, maroon and blue within the Prince Albert Forest Management Area.  This FMA is operated by Sakaw Askiy, a Forestry Conglomerate whose operations extend into critical habitat for federally listed species at risk like Woodland Caribou and free roaming Plains Bison.  After the Saskatchewan Government released its Draft Caribou Range plan outlining areas of critical habitat, operators working for Sakaw Askiy began rushing to log as many trees as they can before these critical areas become protected. 

 

Their operations also impact dozens of communities who call the forest home and rely on it for food, leisure and income.  These communities are often ignored or at best granted small concessions that barely hide the devastation.

 

Sakaw Askiy is not a member of the Forest Stewardship Council, the highest standard available for forestry worldwide.  As you read this, their operations are impacting the landscape for untold generations to come and contributing to the decline in Saskatchewan's Woodland Caribou.

PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK
PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK

How far will we let these unsustainable logging practices go?

No further.

OUR GOALS

Stacked Wooden Logs

GOAL #1

Antler in Nature

GOAL #2

Forest Grass

GOAL #3

Prevent proposed unsustainable logging in Saskatchewan and increase engagement from all stakeholders and the community.

Ensure the protection of all species at risk which include:

Woodland Caribou

Snowy Owls

Plains Bison

& more!

Conduct an Economic Comparison of the Forestry and Tourism Industries over an 80 year timeline and develop recommendations for sustainable long term prosperity.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We are looking for people like you who care about the future of our forests.  People who will stand with us as stakeholders and decision makers.  If we are going to be successful we need you, your ideas and your opinions.  We need to stand united, backed by science specific to the Canadian Boreal Forest Ecosystem.  We all feel strongly about protecting our forests, but if we rely solely on our emotions than we will remain divided and nothing will change.

If we stand together and base our position in scientific facts... we stand a chance.

Are you in?

Fill out the form below and let us know if you have any specific areas of expertise and ways you would like to help.  We will add you to our newsletter and let you know the next steps.

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