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Logging

Each year, more than 8,000 square kilometres are logged in Canada.

  • Much of Canada's southern Boreal forest has been licenced to logging companies.
  • Approximately one million hectares of Canada's public forests and roughly 90 percent of this area is clearcut.
  • Logging can cause the loss of old growth forests from the landscape, degradation of wildlife habitat and conversion of conifer-dominated forests to hardwood.

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