Managing our Forest | Tolko Industries

Our forests: What it takes to manage this precious resource

Forests are integral to our ecosystem, our livelihood, and to the cultures of the people who live in and around them. Our Woodlands teams are committed to managing these forests in a sustainable way that respects the environment and cultural connections.

In Canada, we operate in three of the western provinces – British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan – managing government tenures and purchasing logs on the open market.

For every hectare of forest we manage, we accept a three-pronged responsibility to the:

  • People and communities where we operate
  • Sustainability of our forests
  • Economics of our business

To meet these responsibilities, our Woodlands Teams are held to the highest standard in planning forest management. They develop comprehensive plans guided by our Sustainable Forest Initiatives (SFI) forest certification, along with Federal, Provincial and local principles. These plans are then subject to extensive review involving Indigenous peoples and stakeholders in our communities. This is the key to success in managing our forests.

Forest Management Principles

Together, we can make sure Canada's forests, communities, and economy remain healthy and strong now and into the future.

FPAC Documentary: Capturing Carbon (2022)

​Canada’s forests are a vital and renewable resource that contribute to our economy and the global ecosystem. At Tolko, we are proud of our industry’s proactive forest management practices and commitment to long-term sustainability.

We are excited to share an FPAC documentary with you called “Capturing Carbon” that is intended for anyone interested in forestry. The 28-minute video that is part of FPAC’s Forestry for the Future campaign, features Tolko foresters Jenna Swanson, RPF, Woodlands Operations Supervisor, Cariboo Woodlands and Jack Darney, RPF, Forestry Superintendent, Cariboo Woodlands. Topics discussed include the impacts of climate change on Canada’s forests, and what the industry is doing to mitigate climate change.

Watch the full documentary here: Forestry for the Future: Capturing Carbon