Today, countries around the world are celebrating International Day of Forests. By meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations, British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management.
About 95% of B.C.’s forests are publicly owned and less than 1% of the forested land is harvested each year—land that is promptly reforested with native species. Sustainable resource management ensures that our forests continue to be a source of jobs and green building products now and in the future.
This year’s theme is Forests and Education. Research supports the positive impacts that exposed wood can have on children in schools, read the Wood in B.C. Schools report to learn more.