Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources.
- Softwood Lumber Trade With the U.S.
Access information about the recent U.S. lumber industry petition to try and limit Canadian lumber shipments, and further information on various topics related to this Canada-U.S. trade issue.
- Competitive Forest Industry
The forest sector has long been a cornerstone of the provincial economy.
- B.C.'s Crown Land Policies
Crown land is land (or land covered by water like rivers or lakes) that is owned by the provincial government.
- Great Bear Rainforest
The Great Bear Rainforest covers 6.4 million hectares, and includes one-quarter of the world’s coastal temperate rainforest.
- Rural Dividend
The $75 million Rural Dividend fund will assist rural communities and organizations diversify their economies and build and retain their workforce.
- Water Sustainability Act
Discover how the new Water Sustainability Act is protecting B.C.'s drinking water.
- Off Road Vehicles
The regulations promote safe and responsible use of B.C.’s backcountry, and include provisions on number plate placement, rules for child operators and safety equipment requirements.
- Wildlife Management
The Province will strengthen its current moose management strategy as the initial phase in examining how to modernize aspects of wildlife management.
- BC Wildfire Service Updates
Up-to-date information on current wildfires of note.
- Flood Warnings
See the latest flood warnings and advisories.
- Gypsy Moth
Get the latest news on Gypsy Moth in B.C.
- Natural Resource Sector Online Services
Explore popular natural resource activities, search by activity, receive application guidance or explore activities by location.
- Recreational Sites and Trails
Discover B.C.’s network of recreational sites and trails.