British Columbia’s Sustainable Forest Management Practices

British Columbia’s Forest Leadership

Long before a tree is cut, forest professionals identify the silvicultural system that keeps the forest as natural as possible.

Stringent forest laws, skilled forestry professionals, comprehensive monitoring, compliance and enforcement strengthen the Province’s leading reputation. At the end of 2016, BC had 52 million hectares (128.5 million acres) of certified lands. Canada is the international leader in forest certification with BC contributing more than any other province.

Sustainable Forest Management in BC Fact Sheet

British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations.