Even from a distance, our forests improve every Albertan’s quality of life. They’re a powerful ally in the fight against climate change. They clean our air and water and support thousands of wildlife species. Every minute of every day, our forests make Alberta a better place to live.
Forests have always been part of Albertans’ lives. Countless treasured memories and even whole communities have taken shape around them. A visit to the forest reconnects us with things that are bigger than ourselves – the wonder of the natural world and thousands of years of history and heritage.
Our forests provide the materials to build things people all over the world cherish. We have trees and plants to thank for our homes, furniture and even life-saving items like bandages, medicines and IV bags. A new way of using what used to be considered waste from production also gives us a renewable, carbon-neutral alternative to energy from fossil fuels and coal.