The Canadian forest products industry is a major engine in the national economy, with revenues of more than $58 billion. Its share of manufacturing GDP is 12 per cent, with the forest sector alone having GDP of $20 billion.
But the industry is really all about the thousands of people who work in the forests and mills and manufacturing plants. The forest industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in hundreds of communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country. There are more than 200 forestry-dependent communities in Canada.
Forestnet.com is the online reach for both Logging and Sawmilling Journal and TimberWest Magazine. Created in 1996, forestnet.com was a pioneer on the web—Logging and Sawmilling Journal was the first North American magazine to have a web presence. We have been archiving our articles since 1996 and now have over 30,000 articles available online.
Logging & Sawmilling Journal is an acclaimed industry publication distributed eight times a year to the entire Canadian forest industry, from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador. It is distributed to logging contractors, and reaches every mill and manufacturing operation in the country.
Logging & Sawmilling Journal is owned and operated from the heart of the Canadian forest industry—in British Columbia.
The magazine was founded in Prince George. B.C., almost 50 years ago, in 1969, and it has been continuously published since then. It covers both woodlands and timber processing sectors from the small logging contractor to the senior executive building state-of-the-art mills and biomass facilities.
For more than 20 years, Logging and Sawmilling Journal has been the Official Show Guide for the Canada North Resources Expo industry trade show, held in Prince George. We also strongly promote other forest industry trade shows in B.C. and across the country, such as the Truck Loggers and the Interior Logging Association, and the industry-wide DEMO shows.
Unmatched market coverage
As the leading forest industry magazine in Canada, Logging and Sawmilling Journal has unmatched reach to the forest industry across the country. No other media offers the extensive reach to this particular target audience. Logging and Sawmilling Journal enjoys the highest readership of any forest magazine in the country.
The most experienced team in the industry
Logging and Sawmilling Journal is an important, and well-respected, part of the fabric of the Canadian forest industry. We know the industry—our staff has decades of experience in the forest industry. We have the most experienced editorial and publishing team in the business.
Back in 1975, things seemed a little more black and white, including the premiere issue of TimberWest, published by John Nederlee out of Edmonds, Washington. The magazine was entirely black and white, except for the cover.
In 1999, John Nederlee sold TimberWest to Rob Stanhope of Logging and Sawmilling Journal. A number of staff came on board then, too, including Publisher and Project Manager, Sheila Ringdahl; Editor, Diane Mettler; and Sales Representative, James Booth. All three are still with the magazine, and with a deep knowledge of the industry, together bring valuable editorial content to the readers.
Each issue of TimberWest is packed with valuable and useful job stories on successful mechanized harvesting plus wood processing techniques. Also included are special editorial features, timely information on legislation, industry news, and annual events. TimberWest has also been the Official Show Guide for the Oregon Logging Conference for nearly 20 years.
Although TimberWest still arrives at homes and businesses every other month (it went full color a couple of decades ago), TimberWest, has also gone digital, allowing it to reach a global audience. Today it provides even more content to its readers through digital editions, a bi-monthly newsletter that includes not only timely industry news, but a calendar of events. TimberWest also reaches out to its audience via its thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s been over 40 years since TimberWest printed it’s first black and white issues, and the team is making sure TimberWest will be there to provide readers valuable content the next 40 years!