The principal role of the National Forestry Database (NFD) is to collect and compile national forest data and forest management statistics. The NFD serves as Canada’s credible, accurate, and reliable source of national information on forest management and its impact on the forest resource.
Mandated through the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), a partnership composed of fourteen federal, provincial and territorial ministers, the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) at Natural Resources Canada developed and maintains the NFD database and has responsibility for disseminating national forestry statistics. With the guiding support of CCFM members, the CFS collects data from provincial or territorial resource management organisations. Federal land data are provided by the responsible federal departments and compiled by the CFS.