A Forest Management Plan (FMP) must be prepared to provide strategic-level direction for management of forest resources in a FMA area.
These plans establish clear goals, objectives, and strategies to guide forest management activities; set the desired future forest conditions; and attempt to minimize land and resource use conflicts.
Forest Management Plan’s include an assessment of sustainability for the area under management and include forest estate modelling to determine the sustainable rate of harvest for a period of approximately 200 years.
Forest Management Planning - Sakâw Askiy Management Inc.
Sakâw Askiy Management Inc., holds the Forest Management Agreement and is responsible for monitoring and reporting on harvesting, hauling and silviculture operations.
The total area (land, water, swamp) of the FMA is 3.3 million hectares with 2.6 million being forested. Timber harvesting is expected to be possible on 1.6 million hectare or 58% of the forested area.
Sakâw is currently operating under the existing Forest Management Plan established by Weyerhaeuser Canada. The new Management Plan is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Sakâw, through its member companies, compiles an operating plan each year describing the activities that are planned to occur (harvesting, road building, etc).
PUBLIC ADVISORY GROUP DOCUMENTS
Sakâw Public Advisory Group documents can be found on the following page.
Forest Management Plan (2018-2038)
Sakâw Askiy Management Inc. has completed working on a new Forest Management Plan.
Details and documents associated with this plan are available on the Government of Saskatchewan Website.