British Columbia’s Forest Diversity

British Columbia’s forests are a global treasure—from the dry ponderosa pine forests in the southern interior to the boreal forest in the northeast to the temperate rainforests along the Pacific Coast. Few places on earth can match this diversity and richness; few can match British Columbia’s care for this precious resource.

British Columbia forests cover 55 million hectares (136 million acres), an area bigger than France. This is two-thirds of British Columbia’s land base, yet a fraction of one per cent of its immense forests is logged each year.

British Columbia Forest Diversity Fact Sheet

British Columbia is Canada’s most ecologically and biologically diverse province, largely due to its rich mix of tree species and ages.