Forest Management Area (FMA)

Is a long-term (20 year) renewable, area-based form of forest tenure, and is the most secure tenure type in Alberta.

Forest Management Unit (FMU)

A discrete forestry planning area.

Forest Management Plan

A plan for the management of a forest area usually for a full rotation cycle; includes the objectives, prescribed management activity.

Forest Cover

The relative (in %) or sure land area that is covered by forests.

Feller Buncher

Vehicle with an attachment that can rapidly cut and gather trees; pinching device grabs trees while a circular saw then cutes it and places it is a stack for a skidder.