Woodlot Resources


Woodlot Establishment and Management:

Managed forest cover on private land is commonly called a woodlot. It is a parcel of land of any shape or size that supports naturally occurring or planted trees.


Landowners recognize there are a number of values in their woodlot such as wildlife and pollinator habitat, protecting water quality, and, with attention to stocking rates and time of year, woodlot management can include livestock grazing. Woodlots can be managed for small-scale production of forest products, such as firewood, as well as for recreational uses like bird watching and hiking. Forested lands protect soil from wind and water erosion.

Landowners often plant trees and shrubs to establish or enhance a woodlot. These plantings include riparian buffers, shelterbelts, Eco-Buffers, and land conversion projects going back to forested lands.

The mission of the Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society's (AWES) is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental values of agroforestry and woodlots in the agricultural landscape. AWES website: http://www.awes-ab.ca/ 

AWES produces a variety of extension material including fact sheets, articles, manuals, and guides. The wide range of topics cover bioenergy, shelterbelts, tree planting, insects and diseases, sawmilling, and non-timber forest products. http://www.awes-ab.ca/publications.html 

Woodlots and Wildlife

Woodlot Management - Defining Goals

Planting an Edible Riparian Forest Buffer

Attributes that Attract Wildlife


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Rental Equipment

Lac Ste. Anne County offers numerous pieces of agricultural equipment and products for rent, from pest traps to pasture sprayers and much more.

Weed & Pest Control

Lac Ste. Anne County implements a spectrum of integrated pest management systems to control and eradicate noxious and prohibited noxious weeds.

Reference Library

Explore the County's frequently updated informational resource for farming, ranching and all things agriculture.

Agricultural Services Board

The County aims to maintain healthy populations of wildlife while controlling those species known to cause disturbance for residents.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359