The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed September 17 to 23 as National Forest Week, with the theme, Canada’s Forests: Supporting Biological Diversity. The week will highlight the important role Saskatchewan’s forestry sector plays in the provincial economy and environment. “Since the Government of Saskatchewan launched its Growth Plan four years ago, the province’s forestry sector has grown by more than $700 million in sales over four years,” Energy and Resources Minister Jim Reiter said. “That keeps us well on track to reach $2.2 billion in sales by the end of the decade.” Saskatchewan’s forests are a key renewable resource. They are helping the province meet its 2030 Growth Plan targets, while supporting nearly 8,000 jobs, with significant Indigenous participation. “Saskatchewan’s forestry sector is not only essential to our economy, but also to our identity and the quality of life we enjoy in the province,” Environment Minister Christine Tell said.