DocumentsThis section is intended to provide information to woodlot owners on various topics affecting operations or activities around their woodlot and other articles of general interest.
Stimulating Rural Community Development - a Personal Silvicultural Savings and Investment PlanA DRAFT report form the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners that has been presented to the Federal government concerning silviculture activities on private woodlots and mechanisms to encourage investment on woodlots across Canada.
Personal Silviculture Savings and Investment Account (PDF; 220KB).
Auditor General Report - Crown Timber Royalty RatesA report by the Auditor General on Crown Timber Royalty Rates and commentary on the process used to determine royalty rates.
Auditor General Report - Crown Timber Royalties (PDF; 270KB).
Management Alternatives for New Brunswick's Public ForestA report of the New Brunswick Task Force on Forest Diversity and Wood Supply.
Management Alternatives for New Brunswick's Public Forests (PDF; 4.60MB).
Future Opportunities for the Forest Products Industry in New BrunswickReport of the Task Force on Investment Opportunities in the New Brunswick Forest Sector.
Future Opportunities for the Forest Products Industry in New Brunswick (PDF; 740KB).
APEC Report: Building Competitiveness in Atlantic Canada's Forest Industries: A Strategy for Future ProsperityThis August 2008 report examines the current state of forestry in Atlantic Canada, the impact of global market changes on the industry and specific regional challenges facing the sector. In light of these conditions, APEC has made key recommendations to improve the competitiveness of the industry through government policy initiatives and private sector reforms.
APEC Report: Building Competitiveness in Atlantic Canada's Forest Industries:A Strategy for Future Prosperity (PDF; 1.14MB).
Canada's Forest Industry : Recognizing the Challenges and OpportunitiesThis is a June 2008 report from the Federal government's Standing Committee on
Canada's Forest Industry:Recognizing the Challenges and Opportunities (PDF; 218KB).
Public Views on Forest Management in New BrunswickThis paper presents the survey results of 1,500 New Brunswickers with respect to their views of forest management in the province.
CFS/DNR Forest Survey (PDF; 2MB).
ABC's of StumpageThis presentation was put together by the Carleton-Victoria Marketing Board. It outlines many items to consider when thinking about a stumpage sale.
ABC's of Stumpage (PDF; 5MB).
Buying and Selling StumpageThis article first appeared in YSCs August/September 1998 newsletter. It outlines the process of buying or selling stumpage and provides many items to consider.
Buying and Selling Stumpage (PDF; 72KB).
Stumpage ContractNeed a stumpage contract? Below is a sample which can be modified to suit your needs.
Stumpage Contract (PDF; 134KB).
Get Help With Timber SalesAn article from the Wisconsin DNR urging landowners to seek out professional advice (marketing boards) before entering into a timber sale.
Get Help With Timber Sales (PDF; 102KB).
Final Report of Self Sufficiency Task ForceFinal Report and recommendations by the task force on self sufficiency. Forestry recommendations are found at 52-59.
Self-Sufficiency Final Report (PDF; 3MB).
APEC Report Card - April 2007 Atlantic Canada's Forest Industry Under PressureAtlantic Provinces Economic Council and Scotiabank provide an overview and report card of the Atlantic Canda forest industry.
APEC April 2007 (PDF; 152KB).
Select Committee on Wood Supply:
Final Report on Wood Supply in New BrunswickThe 2004 multi-party report outlining steps to improve the future of New Brunswick's forest industry.
Select Committee Report (PDF; 345KB).
What a Caveman Would Tell Todays Wood Industry:
Running the numbers on value-addedAn interesting article from Dovetail Partners Inc. running some value-added numbers.
Caveman Article (PDF; 136KB).
A Portrait of Canadian Woodlot Owners in 2003An article that appeared in the July/Auguast 2003 Forestry Chronicle co-authored by Peter deMarsh. Particularly interesting is the section of "Future Prospects", both the pessimistic and optimistic ones.
Portrait of Canadian Woodlot Owners in 2003 (PDF; 109KB).