Forestry and Paper
About this sector
Forests are managed for a variety of timber and non-timber products, as well as for watershed management, conservation, recreation purposes, carbon sequestration, and the provision of other important ecosystem services. The primary focus of the commercial forestry industry is on maximizing timber yield for the production of wood products. Thus forestry can be viewed as an extractive industry, but one which, given careful management can support regeneration and renewal of the resource for long-term use.