An overview of findings
This peer-reviewed study found that BC is a global leader in sustainable forest management, with one of the world’s most comprehensive forest regulation regimes. The report states that the province’s efforts to achieve sustainable forest management have been largely successful, and its prospects for forest sustainability remain positive.
Some notable findings from The State of British Columbia’s Forests: A Global Comparison
- BC has one of the world’s most comprehensive forest regulation regimes
- BC has the second-highest proportion of land covered with forest (57 percent), but the deforestation rate is among the lowest in the world
- Fourteen percent of BC forests are protected; amount of recognized protected land in BC has more than doubled since the early 1990s
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