Understanding the Forest
The forest is a fascinating and complex world. While the expertise acquired up to now enables us to ensure sound management of our forests and the protection of hundreds of species of animal that live there, the Ministère continues to invest significant effort in deepening our knowledge and to better understand the relationships between the many components that make up forests.
Since we know of your interest in forests, we wanted to share some of this information with you.
Forest regime since 2013
On April 1, 2010, the province adopted its Sustainable Forest Development Act (R.S.Q., c. A-18.1), which introduces some major changes to the way our forests are managed. The Act comes into force in its entirety on April 1, 2013, and replaces the current Forest Act (R.S.Q., c. F-4.1).
- Forest biomass
- Forest certification
- The bio-refining sector: Green oil
- Private forests
- Supply guarantees
- Creating an open market for timber from Québec’s public forests
- Forest planning
- Sustainable Forest Management Regulation
- Forestry work
- Accountability for forest management
- The Sustainable Forest Development Act – A renewed form of stewardship
- Environmental Management System
- Wood Use for Construction
- The 2012-2017 strategy to transform Québec’s forest products industry
- The Wood Charter
Forest regime from 1986 to 2013 (Forest Act)
The information sheet below highlights some issues pertaining to Québec’s forests and their management.
The fact sheets below should provide clear, straightforward answers to the questions most commonly asked.
- How many trees in our forests?
- Sharing the Forests – How users can contribute to the forest planning process
- Cutting with protection of regeneration and soils (CPRS)
- Selection cutting (SC)
- Pre-commercial thinning (PCT)
- Giants of the Plant World
- Forest Management Standards
- Reforestation: A Helping Hand for Nature!
- Forest Management Plans: Essential Elements for Sustainable Forest Development
- Québec’s Forest System
- Mosaic Cutting – A Logging Strategy Tailored to Wildlife Needs