A forest is more than just trees – it’s a living ecosystem that supports a whole range of wildlife species. Taking care of our forests means showing respect and consideration for the animals that make their homes there. Forestry company plans address the needs of all species, including species-at-risk, and provide a wide range of different habitats across the landscape.
Forestry companies make 200-year plans that take inventory of all wildlife habitat in the area. Science-based best practices guide them in deciding what will be harvested and what will stay to make sure wildlife habitat and needs are met.
Some animals (like grizzly bears) prefer areas that have recently been cleared, either by fire or through harvesting. Other animals (like caribou) rely on older trees, mosses and other features of mature forests. Good planning means supporting habitats for all species and making strategic decisions to maintain biodiversity.