What relationships do humans have with forests? How has our approach to protecting and managing forests evolved over time? In this activity you will explore how human uses of the forest have progressed over time. We’ve pulled some interesting historical facts out of the woodwork to trace the history of forest use and forest management in Alberta. Read through the timeline and download/complete the handout below (alternatively your teacher will provide you with the handout in class).

Forest Facts Timeline

Can you guess who the original forest managers were? How were forests harvested 100 years ago? How do we do it today? Discover these facts and more on our interactive timeline.

Click on the arrows to navigate through the timeline.