Provincial and Territorial Profiles, 2015

Saskatchewan

FORESTRY AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS Saskatchewan CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY
Total Crown Land 11 658 000* -
Productive forest Crown Land 5 276 000* -
Area available for harvest N/A -
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 8 218 241 e 225 965 931 e
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 4%
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 3 712 000 e 153 464 000 e
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 2%
FOREST FIRES
Area burned (hectares) 1 721 912 4 563 327 e
Number of forest fires 720 5 152 e
Month with most fires June July
Month with most area burned June June
FOREST INSECTS
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 428 955 20 307 538 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Forest Tent Caterpillar Forest Tent Caterpillar
SILVICULTURE
Area harvested (hectares) 17 416 e 714 562 e
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 4 109 e 212 230 e
Area planted (hectares) 3 896 e 400 875 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 3 567 000 e 550 858 349 e
Area seeded (hectares) .. 11 961 e
REVENUES
Revenues from the sale of timber $9 619 000 e $1 036 564 000 e
APPLICATION OF FOREST INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) 150 e 249 447 e
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) - 106 113 e

* The Province of Saskatchewan administers more than 37 million hectares of Crown resource land, primarily in central and northern Saskatchewan, with smaller holdings in the south.
Land area figures apply to forested Crown lands within the commercial and island forest zones, including:
- Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement (FMA),
- Pasquia Porcupine FMA,
- Mistik Management FMA,
- L&M Wood Products FMA,
- Mee-Toos Term Supply Licence (TSL),
- North-West TSL,
- Kitsaki-Zelensky TSL,
- Tolko Industries TSL,
- Turnor East Timber Supply Area (TSA),
- Turnor West TSA, and
- Island Forest TSA.
Land area figures do not include forested Crown lands within:
- Nemeiben TSA,
- Suggi Lowlands,
- Cold Lake Air Weapons Range,
- Northern Reconnaissance, and
- Forested Agricultural Crown Lease Lands..


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