Forests

Quebec's forests comprise a natural heritage of world-class value. Forests cover more than 750,000 km2, forming a significant proportion of the last intact forest areas of the planet.

The boreal forest, which represents more than two-thirds of the forested area of Québec, is the habitat for impressive flora and fauna. It is also a veritable carbon “reservoir” – the terrestrial ecosystem that stores the most carbon in the world – thus playing a key role in the fight against climate change.

CPAWS Quebec has worked for many years to preserve our forests. We participated in each step leading to the adoption of Quebec’s Sustainable Forest Management Act, as well as the strategy for sustainable forest management. We are a signatory to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which will implement best forest management practices across Canada. We are working for the recovery of woodland caribou, threatened by the fragmentation of the boreal forest. We are also campaining to protect exceptional forest ecosystems, such as the Broadback River and Lake Evans region and the Montagnes Blanches region.