Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Read more... (PDF)

Featured Topics

  • Christmas Tree Permits
    Please be aware that some areas of the province may not have Christmas trees available for harvest.
  • BC Wildfire Service
    A program tasked with managing wildfires on both Crown and private lands outside of organized areas such as municipalities or regional districts.
  • Climate Change & Adaptation in B.C.'s Forests
    Information on goals and objectives to respond to the impacts of climate change.
  • Fish, Wildlife & Habitat Management
    Legislation, policies and procedures for managing fishing and hunting activities.
  • Land Based Investment Strategy
    Information on how ongoing resource investments and short-term targeted investments in British Columbia’s natural resources, are realizing environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.
  • Crown Land Policies
    Policies to assist staff, stakeholders and the public, the policies establish principles on land use, allocation, tenure term, pricing and all other aspects associated with Crown land.
  • Off Road Vehicle
    A framework with the goal of establishing comprehensive rules for off-road vehicle use in British Columbia.
  • Forests for Tomorrow
    A program established to respond to catastrophic wildfires and the mountain pine beetle epidemic. 
  • Offices & Programs
    Learn more about the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations.
  • Wood First Initiatives
    Information on the Wood First Act.
  • Heritage
    Learn about British Columbia's historic places.

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The Minister

Deputy Minister