Canada’s Forests - Source of Life

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Description: This 48 page kit looks at how people can help manage forests in a sustainable manner. It discusses why sustainable forest management is important in regards to the environment, society, and the economy. The kit includes 8 different lessons that focuses on different themes to help students learn how to protect the biodiversity of Canada’s forests.
Author/Producer: Canadian Forestry Association
Topic Areas Covered: How to sustainably manage Canada’s forests to ensure its protection. Discusses the many ecological roles the forest plays such as regulating climate change, water and soil conservation, and biodiversity protection.
Resource Type: Curriculum
For Grade Levels: K-8
Publication Date: 2003
Length: 48 pages
Cost: Free download (PDF format)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English and French
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements:
Canada's Forests - Learning From the Past, Building for the Future
Canada's Forests - A Breath of Fresh Air
Canada's Forests - All Things Big & Small
Canada’s Forests - A Fine Balance
Canada's Forests and Wetlands - Our Natural Water Filters
The Boreal Forest - A Global Legacy
Canada's Boreal Forest - Tradition and Transition
Geographic Location: Canada
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Author/Producer Contact: Canadian Forestry Association
Address: P.O. Box 99
6905 Hwy. 17 West
Mattawa, ON
Phone: (705) 744-1715 ext. 609

Our Message & Evaluation Criteria

  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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