Crown Land

Land owned by the Crown – owned by all Canadians and is administered and regulated by the gov­ernment.


A method of harvesting used in even-aged stands, involving the removal of all or most trees in an area in one operation.

Certified Tree Marker

Individual who decides what to cut and what to leave in partial-cut harvests and is responsible for compliance with all ecological standards and guidelines (i.e. wildlife habitat retention).


Procedure where an independent third party inspects forest management and utilization practices to assess compliance with a set of ecological, economic and social standards for sustainable forestry.