Sustainable Forests

  • West Fraser, Quesnel, BC, British Columbia, Reforestation, Sustainable Forest Management, Tree Planting, Forest Practices, Brudder
    West Fraser reforestation operation, Quesnel, B.C.
    Photo: Brudder
    Mother bear with cubs near Whistler, B.C.
    Mother bear with cubs near Whistler, B.C.
    Photo: BC Forest Practices Board
    SilvaGro Nursery, Quesnel, BC, British Columbia, Tree Nursery, Sustainable Forest Management, Trees, Forestry Practices, Saplings, Brudder
    SilvaGro Nursery, Quesnel, B.C.
    Photo: Brudder
    West Fraser Operation, Quesnel, BC, Brudder, British Columbia, Forestry Practices, Sustainable Forest Management, Forester, Trees
    West Fraser Operation, Quesnel, B.C.
    Photo: Brudder

British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations. Sustainable forest management involves meeting society’s need for forest products, while respecting the values people attach to forests and preserving forest health and diversity for the future. 

Stringent forest laws, skilled forestry professionals, comprehensive monitoring, compliance and enforcement, strengthen the Province's leading reputation. Canada is the international leader in forest certification with B.C. contributing more than any other province.

Modern forest practices maintain a balance of forest values, including water and soil quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and biodiversity, as well as community and recreational opportunities. Responsible forest management helps to ensure that forests are legally harvested and managed to meet society's long-term demand for forest products.