Size of clearcuts by ownership and by province for the latest period calculated


Provincial Crown land

Private land


Province

Avg. size of cuts (ha)


B.C.a

28.2

n/a

Alta.

23.5 (hardwoods)

n/a

Alta.

17.3 (spruce & pine)

n/a

Man.

10–49

n/a

Sask.

60–70 (hardwood)

n/a

Sask.

30–40 (softwood)

n/a

Ont.b

n/a

n/a

Que.

n/a

n/a

N.B.

30

50c

N.S. <50

n/a

P.E.I.

3.5

3.1

Nfld.
<120

d

n/a

Yukon

8.3

n/a

N.W.T.

15–25

n/a


  1. For updated statistics on cutblock size, see table “Average cutblock size (ha) on Crown land from 1988 to 1998, by region.”
  2. 1997/98 survey of 8 moose and moose/caribou management units:
    1. moose:
      • 46% had clearcut size of 0–50 ha
      • 24% had clearcut size of 51–100 ha
      • 30% had clearcut size of 101 to 260+
    2. moose/caribou:
      • 21% had clearcut size of 0–50 ha
      • 21% had clearcut size of 51–100 ha
      • 15% had clearcut size of 101–150 ha
      • 43% had clearcut size of 150–260+
  3. Large operations; for private woodlots: <50 ha.
  4. For leased Crown land; for unalienated Crown land average cut size is 30 ha.

Data source: Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, 1998.

To download the Excel data file for this table, click here.

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