Using the change in forest areas as an indication of if we are doing a good job. 0% change in forest area (not losing forests but not replanting them either) highly unlikely, almost impossible. 8% of canada"s forest area is protected by legislation. Global average 12. 9% of land set aside for protection. At the provincial/stand/ forest management unit level, how well are we managing and conserving. Approx 90% of harvested forests in canada are clearcut. Any forest cutting in which only part of the stand is harvested. No minimum level of retention is specified. Less invasive as opposed to strict clearcutting. Harvest with advanced regeneration protection (harp) northern ontario/ quebec. Clearcutting in strips and within the strips that are left behind, trees that are above a certain diameter are also cut. Only a small proportion of the species that exist in canada have be assessed.