Creating jobs through the responsible management of Alberta forests
17 Jul 2021
Alberta’s government is entering into a new forest management agreement (FMA) with Crowsnest Forest Products Ltd. Over its 20-year term, the new agreement can mean up to approximately:
- $32 million in increased payments to the province in the form of timber dues, holding and protection charge payments
- $225 million to Alberta’s GDP
It also means reliable, well-paying jobs for hundreds of hard-working Albertans. In 2019, direct employment by the companies contributed more than $16 million in salaries and wages, with an average salary of over $80,000.