Saskatchewan Environment is working, along with several other agencies, to develop the province's agroforestry sector. The Walker Poplar Program aims to establish, in partnership with eligible private landowners, poplar plantations on previously non-forested lands.
Saskatchewan Environment's Environmental Management System (EMS) provides a framework for managing the environmental impacts of activities carried out or regulated under its forest ecosystems program. This system has achieved certification under the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard, the first province-wide government program in Canada to do so.
Saskatchewan Environment is responsible for the protection of the long-term health of forest ecosystems, for the benefit of all Saskatchewan residents. Part of this job is ensuring that forest industry and other forest users comply with applicable legislation. An annual report highlights forestry enforcement activities.
The FRMA (1996) and its Regulations (1999) address how we maintain and enhance the health and integrity of forest ecosystems.
Four legislated manuals will contain details on applicable objectives, procedures, standards, and guidelines to be followed by a licensee when undertaking forest operations.
Riparian areas are transition zones between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Riparian Area Management Principles and Practices: Workshop Summary Report, prepared in 2001, discusses the ecological structure and functions of riparian areas and provides up to date North American Management options for improving riparian forest management in Saskatchewan.
This page includes reports on forest pests, diseases, Dutch elm disease, and several related publications.
Land use planning is an ecosystem-based tool that can link the environment, the community, and the economy in ways that help ensure the sustainability of resources. Planning is expected to integrate environmental, social and economic values, resolve conflict, build common land use objectives, ensure openness and inclusiveness, as well as adapt to global, national and local needs and preferences. Several forest areas are reviewed.
This site offers an overview of the Saskatchewan forest industry. It includes a list of forestry organizations and companies.