British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations. Sustainable forest management involves meeting society’s need for forest products, while respecting the values people attach to forests and preserving forest health and diversity for the future.
Stringent forest laws, skilled forestry professionals, comprehensive monitoring, compliance and enforcement, strengthen the Province's leading reputation. It has more third-party forest certification than any other jurisdiction except for Canada as a whole, providing added assurance of sustainable forest management.
Modern forest practices maintain a balance of forest values, including water and soil quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and biodiversity, as well as community and recreational opportunities. Responsible forest management helps to ensure that forests are legally harvested and managed to meet society's long-term demand for forest products.