Forest Stewardship

B.C. is in the favorable position of owning 94 per cent of its land and forest resources which allows the province to determine where, when and how forest resources can be used. B.C. is a world leader in sustainable forest management with leading-edge environmental practices.

Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting our forestry practices is an important part of the work being done in the province to stay resilient to the impacts of climate change. 

Compliance & Enforcement

Compliance and Enforcement (C&E) is the law enforcement arm of the natural resource sector. Its main purpose is to make sure that a variety of resource management laws are being followed on and in our public lands, water and forests; and to take action where there is non-compliance. Natural resources officers actively patrol, inspect, investigate and enforce a broad cross-section of resource management laws.

Forest Health

Maintaining healthy forests is critical to our province’s environmental and economic well being. The province dedicates a great deal of time and energy to keeping our forests thriving—from an in-depth exploration of the effects of the mountain pine beetle, to seed research and tree breeding.

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Forest Certification

British Columbia has more certified forest land than any other jurisdiction in the world, with the exception of Canada as a whole, demonstrating its commitment to world-class sustainable forest management. Many forest companies and BC Timber Sales have achieved certification under one or more systems. Forest certification is seen as one component of the overall provincial commitment to the goal of sustainable forest management.

To find out more about forest certification, contact Forests.BCTimberSalesHQOffice@gov.bc.ca.

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