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of BC forests harvested yearly 

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of the world’s certified forests are in Canada

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of the world’s certified forests are in BC

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of BC forests  are publicly owned

Ensuring sustainability

BC’s comprehensive forest management laws and regulations are further enhanced by third-party forest certification, with the province having some of the highest rates of certification worldwide—over 50 million hectares.

 

Silviculture technician kneeling near reforested Douglas fir saplings while recording findings in notebook

Forest management

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close up of coniferous tree saplings being held in upturned palm of forestry management specialist's open hand

Forest certification

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Misty interwoven rolling hills of natural British Columbia coniferous forest populated with fir, pine, and cedar trees

Carbon + climate

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Veteran Tree Planter

Meet a veteran tree planter and find out why tree planting in BC has been an important part of his life.

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Comparing BC to the World

Learn about Forest Certification and how BC compares internationally.

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British Columbia’s Woodland Caribou

BC laws conserve wildlife habitat and strategies to enhance caribou survival.

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Forest Management in BC

Strong legislation ensures sustainable forest management.

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First Nations Forester Matt Wealick shown in this b&w image wearing basic personal protection equipment while leaning against old growth Douglas Fir tree and accompanied by his attentive canine companion

Technology meets tradition

As the original inhabitants of the place that today we call British Columbia (BC), First Nations are the…

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Outdoor sunny image of forestry survey worker in PPE standing on dirt road with forested area in background, aerial drone in take-off position, and controller in hand

How technology is evolving BC’s forest industry

Forestry, an industry which has been a driving force in the province’s economy for more than 150 years,…

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Aerial view of B.C. coastal forest in Khutzeymateen Provincial Park / Grizzly Bear Sanctuary / Inlet.

Government of Canada tackles climate change as a policy priority

The Government of Canada has made tackling climate change a policy priority, most prominently through its Pan-Canadian Framework…

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