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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.


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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NS Forestry Contractors Call for Urgent Government Action

May 20, 2020 -Truro, NS – 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. “The situation is much more dire than we thought it would be by this time. Our industry is in absolute crisis as a result of the loss of this major market. All forestry companies are vulnerable.”, said the contractor group.

It has become even more important to have a vibrant forest sector, with the additional impact of Covid 19 on the economy of the Province. MORE...

Opportunity: The Future of the Nova Scotia Forestry Contractor 'Position Paper'

On March 5th , 2020, the Canadian Woodlands Forum through the High Performance Logging (HPL) initiative coordinated a session with 14 forestry contractors from across Nova Scotia to assess the impact of the closure of the Northern Pulp mill on the forest fibre supply chain in the province. The purpose of the session was to develop ‘path forward’ solutions to help sustain the forest fibre value chain and ensure a viable, healthy supply to meet current and future needs of the sector. This report has been compiled to outline the discussion and key takeaways from the session. MORE...


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