The forest has always been a part of our lives in Quebec: both in summer and winter, we can use it and enjoy it in all kinds of ways. About 90% of Quebec’s forests are public, meaning that they belong to all Quebecers. To a very great extent, they are part of the boreal forest, also called the softwood forest. Composed mainly of coniferous trees such as black spruce, jack pine, fir and larch, the boreal forest is the main source of material for lumber and in paper manufacturing. It is a precious collective asset since it generates jobs and provides goods to the population. The forest industry plays a leading role in managing this heritage: as such, it is very much concerned with the sustainable forest management and timber harvesting.
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