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.

Preparing for climate change

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 about how B.C. is preparing for climate change

Future Forest Ecosystems Centre

The climate crisis is having profound impacts on B.C.’s ecosystems, affecting our safety, cultures and livelihoods. The B.C. government has established the Future Forest Ecosystems Centre to forecast ecological disruptions. By anticipating climate impacts, we can improve our response to the changing climate.

Learn more about the Future Forest Ecosystems Centre

Addressing climate change with nature

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 about addressing climate change with nature

Applied science

B.C. has been conducting research to better understand how the province can adapt the natural resource sector to a changing climate. 

Learn more about applied science in British Columbia