For more information on forest management standards and practices: Agreement: Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. Forest Management Agreement Alberta currently has 20 forest management agreements, including 3 joint agreements. The scope of a forest management agreement varies and agreement holders must follow sound forest management practices aimed at achieving a yield consistent with the principles and practices of sustainable forest management. Form FS-2400-13 is used for stewardship contracts where wood or forest products are measured after cutting and the value of the material sold exceeds the cost of the services provided by the contractor. Form FS-2400-13T is used for stewardship contracts where wood or forest products are measured prior to cutting and the value of the material sold exceeds the cost of the services provided by the contractor. These integrated resource wood contracts are located under Integrated Resource Contracts and Agreements for Use under the Final Results Management Contracts Act. The first two agreements were signed in 2015 with Timberworks Inc. in Fort Resolution and Digaa Enterprises in Fort Providence. Both companies are Indigenous development corporations jointly owned by local Indigenous organizations. FMA holders must obtain annual approval for a detailed harvest plan that identifies the location of timber harvesting and provides detailed information on block volumes, harvesting methods, equipment, structure and advanced conservation of regeneration, as well as silvicultural planning. The current holders of forest management agreements and their respective forest management agreements are listed below: The spatial boundaries of the forest management agreements and the associated boundaries of the forest management unit can be downloaded from AltaLIS as part of their Geo Admin layer “Basic Functions”. Contract form FS-2400-4 is used for the pre-measured sale of wood products that can be measured in cubic feet (convertible) or forest products that cannot be measured in cubic feet (non-convertible).
The form is used for simple sales that do not require the additional requirements contained in FS-2400-3 contracts. The AFMP is limited to the authorization to use wood resources. FAMPs do not include land rights and have no influence on ongoing land use planning processes. Timber harvesting respects all existing zoning and land use restrictions, such as those found in land use plans. Agreement: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. Forest Management Agreement – Informal Consolidation of Offices Find Alberta`s forest management agreements, current contract holders and related documents. Agreement: West Fraser Mills Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd.
Forest Management Agreement The FMA is a model of joint responsibility and commitment between government and industry, with industry assuming much of the responsibility for forest management under Crown supervision. In exchange for this commitment, Krone provides the company with long-term operational security on which investments in production facilities can be based. This long-term security includes a compensation mechanism in the event of a land withdrawal from its FMA. Agreement: The FMEA of the Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) Forest Management Agreement provides stable, well-paying jobs, economic stability in rural communities and sustainable forest management for Albertans. The scope of a forest management agreement in Alberta varies. The largest forest management agreement is located in northeastern Alberta and covers approximately 58,120 square kilometres. It is managed by Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. The smallest, with 585 square kilometers near Slave Lake, is managed by Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. Forms FS-2400-3S (scale) and FS-2400-3T (tree measurement) are used for the sale of wood products that can be measured in cubic feet (convertible) and are shorter versions of contract forms FS-2400-6 and FS-2400-6T. Form FS-2400-3P is used for the sale of forest products that cannot be measured in cubic feet (non-convertible). The Forest Service sells timber and special forest products on a variety of contract and permit forms depending on the complexity and/or value of the sale. Instructions on how to use these forms can be found in Forest Service Manual (FSH) 2409.18, Chapter 50, Sections 53 and 54.
Forest Management Agreements (AFMs) are made possible in accordance with Section 9 of the Forest Management Act. Agreements allow a partner to have long-term rights to harvest timber in a defined area for business development and forest growth. Other forestry companies active in the field of forest management agreement: Agreement: ANC Timber Ltd. Forest Management Agreement contract holders have significant responsibility for forest management planning, consistent with the Government of Alberta`s commitment to sustainable resource development. In addition, holders of forest management agreements must provide an opportunity for public consultation when developing a forest management plan for the site. Form FS-2400-6 is used for sale, where wood is measured (to scale) after felling. Form FS-2400-6T is used for sale, where wood is measured before felling (tree surveying). These contracts are used for complex sales that require specifications that are not included in the simpler contract forms.
Agreement: Tolko Industries Ltd./Norbord Inc./La Crete Sawmills Ltd. Forest Management Agreement The FS-2400-1 permit form is used to charge fees and approve the personal and commercial removal of forest products that are expected to have a limited impact on resources. The permit allows the removal of wood and special forest products such as firewood, grafts and mushrooms. All forest product removal permits come with a fee of at least $20. An AGF allocates timber and grants rights to this crowned timber and requires that an approved forest management plan be in place before the timber can be harvested. Alberta owns all timber on Crown provincial Crown lands. Start of the initial agreement: 14. September 1989 as the only forest management agreement A forest management agreement (FMA) is a form of long-term (20-year) forest ownership, renewable and based on land and the safest type of property in Alberta. The FMA grants a company certain rights, including the right to erect, cultivate, harvest and remove crownwood, in exchange for various responsibilities such as forest management planning and the creation and maintenance of the forest inventory within the borders of the FMA. .