Table 2.2 Current AAC and Harvest on Crown Land

Units
NLa
PEb
NS
NB
QC
ON
MBc
SK
AB
BC
Total Crown Land
000 ha
11 411
263
1 100
3 362
69 064n
74 103d
25 942g
11 658
32 974m
91 676e
Productive forest Crown Land
000 ha
5 676
256
1 030
3 050
35 500o
28 552e
12 299g
5 276
22 464m
49 183e
Area available for harvest*
000 ha
N/A
216
690
2 901
N/A
30 915f
N/Ag
N/Ai
N/A
29 106ek
Annual AAC - Softwood
000 m3
1 056
30
1 000
3 485
19 983
19 651
5 449h
4 848
19 575j
73 812l
Annual Harvest - Softwood
000 m3
545 8 650 3 671 17 497 10 103 812 1 337 14 226 58 298
Annual AAC - Hardwood
000 m3
93
10
400
1 819
8 758
10 658
2 762h
3 403
12 807j
1 996l
Annual Harvest - Hardwood
000 m3
9 0 79 1 802 4 118 3 062 535 2 358 6 706 1 216
Total AAC
000 m3
1 149 40 1 400 5 305 28 741 30 309 8 211 8 251 32 382 75 808l
Total Harvest
000 m3
553 8 729 5 473 21 615 13 164 1 347 3 695 20 932 59 514

a Figures do not include Labrador.

bPrince Edward Island produces a sustainable harvest figure for the whole province. An area reduction of 15% is applied (resulting in “Net Area”) before the sustainable harvest is calculated to account for private landowner participatory rates in harvest activities.

cSource: Manitoba Conservation Five-Year Report on the Status of Forestry, 1996–2001, pp. 51, 55.

dSource: Forest Resources Ontario 2006, Table 3.1.1, Crown plus Protected areas minus water.

eSource: Forest Resources Ontario 2006, Table 3.2.1, Crown and Parks.

fSource: Provincial Wood Supply Strategy annual wood supply data (2004 to 2008 plans). Value reported is an average and covers a 5 year total period of available harvest area.

gA volume reduction of 15% is applied before the AAC is calculated in order to account for buffer zones, ecological reserves that protect other resource values, and natural events such as wildfires, and insect and diseases losses.

hNet merchantable annual allowable harvest reflects the latest product technology and highest level of fibre utilization. Utilization levels vary throughout the province.

iAAC figures include volume from Turnor blocks, Nemeiben, Suggi forests and Air Weapons Range.

jSource: Compendium of Canadian Forestry Statistics, Table 2.1.1.1 Potential Harvest, Estimates by Ownership and Species Group for the Latest Period Calculated, 1991–2014; values reported are for the period 2014–2015.

kSource: Minister of Forests and Range, Allowable Annual Cut Database, December 2008. The area available for harvest does not include woodlots and community forests.

lThe Provincial Crown AAC for B.C. is no longer being reported to the NFD. The total AAC for TSAs and TFLs is obtained from the BCMFLNRO website.

mSource: Canada's Forest Inventory 1991 - information Report PI-X-115, Page 46.

*Area available for harvest is the area contributing to the growing and harvest of timber.

n 45 493 931 hectares of public lands– includes management units and forest reserves.

o 27 764 591 hectares of productive public forests – includes management units and forest reserves.