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OUR MISSION

The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is the only 'grass-roots' forest industry organization providing a network for forestry contractors, forest product companies, suppliers and 'on-the-ground' forestry personnel.

Our MISSION is to improve the efficiency and profitability of woodlands operations, through an ongoing commitment to fostering communication, providing a means to exchange knowledge of best practices and technology and innovations, and promoting the interests of woodlands professionals and contractors in order to sustain a robust, safe and environmentally responsible wood fiber supply chain.

BENEFITS OF CWF MEMBERSHIP

The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is one of the few industry organizations committed to helping you by keeping you informed and providing opportunities to communicate and network. If you are a contractor, equipment dealer or manufacturer, a forestry professional employed by the pulp and paper industry, the sawmilling industry, provincial natural resources department or a research organization, and if you want to pursue your professional development goals, the benefits of joining the CWF will help you get started right away.......more


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WHITE PINE WEEVIL Management and Tree Improvement

Virtual Workshop
November 3rd and 4th, 2021

The Atlantic Tree Improvement Council (AtlanTIC) in conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre are hosting a virtual workshop on November 3rd and 4th, 2021 on white pine weevil management and tree improvement.

The white pine weevil is a major pest of white pine, Sitka spruce, white spruce, jack pine, Norway spruce and other species in Canada. This event will bring together white pine weevil experts, tree improvement specialists, forest managers and others to share knowledge associated with white pine weevil management in our forests and for the purpose of accelerating the implementation of plans to develop trees resistant to weevils.



Canadian Woodlands Forum, the national coordinator of Log A Load For Kids Canada. Since its inception in September 2000, Log-A-Load for Kids Canada has raised over $1.7 million for various children’s hospitals across Canada. None of that would have been possible without the dedicated work of many, many volunteers who have donated time and effort to organized large and small fund-raising events. All of these efforts put together make for a very successful program.... More

Click HERE to Donate to the
Log a Load for Kids Canada Program

Upcoming events


CWF WOODLANDS VIRTUAL FORUM

Click HERE for video recordings of
past webinars as well as available
speaker slide decks.


Log a Load for Kids Canada Upcoming Events

Every year members of the forest industry take time to plan many great events to raise money for Log a Load for Kids Canada. These fundraising achievements have touched the lives and communities of children and families from coast to coast, from BC Children’s Hospital in British Columbia to the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in
Newfoundland and Labrador.

Check out these great upcoming fall events!

12th Annual Port Hawkesbury Paper Log a Load for Kids Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Antigonish Golf and Country Club

Click HERE for tournament and team entry details

Log a Load for Kids Caledonia Softball Tournament
Online Auction October 8 - 18, 2021

Click HERE for auction donations and sponsorship details

Log a Load for Kids Fundraiser BBQs for Saskatchewan’s
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Saskatchewan Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) is hosting 3 separate BBQs on Thursday September 23, 2021 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Meadow Lake,
Prince Albert, and Hudson Bay. 
For details, contact Vicki Gauthier at vicki.gauthier@gov.sk.ca

CWF 2021 Spring Meeting highlights need for education, new talent to address labour shortage 

May 5, 2021, By Ellen Cools


In 2019, the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) celebrated their 100th anniversary at their annual Spring Meeting. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Meeting, the event returned this year in a virtual format from April 20-21. The conference drew more than 200 attendees who tuned in to hear experts speak on a range of issues facing the Atlantic Canada’s forest industry, including how to address public misunderstandings about the industry, trends in the lumber market, changing regulations and the ongoing labour shortage. Read more...

The Future of the
Nova Scotia Forestry Contractor


A Contractor group comprised of Nova Scotia's harvesting, trucking, silviculture and road construction companies have been monitoring and assessing the dramatic impacts of the Northern Pulp mill closure and have compiled their concerns and solutions in a position paper released back in May. The Canadian Woodlands Forum through their High Performance Logging (HPL) program have been assisting the group in providing communication in the form of updates and coordination support to forestry contractors across the province. The position paper and updates provided on this page are for purposes of keeping contractors informed of market developments and issues impacting the future viability of the fiber supply chain. Click HERE to view the documents.

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