Alberta’s forests: An essential resource for the province’s environment, economy

By Ben Forrest
The Edmonton Journal
October 23, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

This month, the non-profit that represents Alberta forest industries is encouraging Albertans to love their forests, and to think about their relationship to the trees that surround them. “A key part of that is to focus on the care and commitment Alberta’s forest industry takes when they’re managing and caring for our forest resource,” said Aspen Dudzic, director of communications for the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA). …Through its Love Alberta Forests campaign, the AFPA is highlighting the symbiotic connection between the forest industry and the people it serves.  “Sustainability is really at the heart of everything that we do,” said Dudzic. …“The flip side of it is, the folks who choose to work in forestry … not only is it their livelihoods, but it’s also a commitment to care for this resource they value. …Alberta’s forestry industry creates more than 31,000 well-paying jobs and supports more than 70 communities across the province.

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