Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement (PA FMA) Sakâw Askiy Management Inc - Sustainable Forest Management

Sakâw Askiy Management Inc. (Sakâw) is a corporation that holds the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement (PA FMA) and facilitates forest management within the FMA area for seven shareholders. The shareholders are five forest companies and two First Nations who have been allocated wood from within the FMA area. They bring a proven track record in business and sustainable forest management, along with the traditional knowledge and investment interests of First Nations.

Sakâw itself does not own any mills but several of its shareholders own processing facilities in Saskatchewan which use timber from the PA FMA area. The wood harvested from the FMA area is used to support forest products mills in Glaslyn, Meadow Lake, Big River and Carrot River, as well as several smaller facilities operated by third parties.

The Sakâw entity was formed to jointly assume the FMA and its management responsibilities.  Forest operations - planning, harvesting, hauling, and renewal - are carried out by each of the shareholders in  operating zones within the FMA area.  The business model is designed to leave operating decisions to those with the local knowledge (shareholders) while still providing coordinated oversight at the FMA level (Sakâw).


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SHAREHOLDERS

Shareholders are responsible for  their own planning, harvesting, hauling, renewal operations,  paying Crown dues and fees, and providing related plans and reports

“After some very tough years, the Saskatchewan forest industry is starting to come back to life, following a reallocation of the forest resources.”

MANAGEMENT AREA

The total area (land, water, swamp) of the FMA is 3.3 million hectares with 2.7 million being forested.  Timber harvesting is expected to be possible on 1.7 million hectare or 63% of the forested area.  

MANAGEMENT PLAN

A long-term Forest Management Plan for the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement area sets out the goals, objectives, and strategies for this forest for the period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2038.


OPERATING PLANS

Sakâw, through its Shareholders, compiles an operating plan each year outlining the forestry activities  (harvesting, road building, renewal, etc.) being planned for the next 1-5 years.


PUBLIC ADVISORY GROUP DOCUMENTS

Sakâw Public Advisory Group documents can be found on the following page.


Checking the Facts:

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Area Harvested:

Companies are not permitted to exceed the sustainable harvest over any five year period and never have…


Deforestation:

Forest harvesting is not deforestation…


Dues Paid on Harvested Timber:

Royalties paid on wood from Saskatchewan’s Crown forests are market based…


Additional Information:

Forest management in the  PAFMA area


Sakâw Askiy Shareholders

Public Advisory Group Documents

Forest Management Area

Forest Management Plan

Management Plan

Operating Plans

What’s New…

We are seeking your comments on the draft Forest Operating Plan for 2020-2025


Public Information sessions will be held August 30- October 4 2019


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Management Plan PAG Documents Operating Plans