Natural Resources & Climate Change

British Columbia's forest and range resources are being impacted by a changing climate. They also offer opportunities to mitigate the impacts through management.

Climate Change Adaptation

The Province is helping natural resource professionals manage for a changing climate by gathering and analyzing climate data, developing decision support tools and researching best management practices. Learn more

Climate Change Mitigation

Globally, forests are critical to managing climate change. They can be enhanced as 'carbon sinks' by improving forest carbon management practices such as planting more trees, fertilizing stands and reforesting deactivated resource roads. Making better use of residual wood fibre and avoiding burning in slash piles will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more

Applied Science

To deliver science-based information to natural resource managers, policy makers and practitioners, B.C. has been conducting research to better understand how the province can adapt the natural resource sector to a changing climate. Learn more

Modelling & Analysis

In order to simulate future climate, the Province has developed climate models. Climate models and analysis can be used to help decision makers manage for varying impacts to natural resources. Learn more