How Technology is Transforming BC’s Forest Sector

As a leader in sustainable forest management, British Columbia (BC) is using the latest technology to provide the best possible information for the management of BC’s forests.

Rapid advancements in technology are enabling the forest sector to access data for monitoring and analyzing timberland health, tracking forest growth and maintaining databases of timberland inventory.

Applications such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and drones have expanded the depth, breadth and knowledge of BC forests. These applications help forestry professionals to better generate, store, reference, and analyze information.