Natural Resources & Climate Change
Anticipated temperature and precipitation changes are expected to create significant challenges for B.C.'s forest and range resources. The resources and values under provincial stewardship are not only subject to the impacts of a changing climate, but also offer opportunities to mitigate the impacts through management.
Adapting British Columbia’s natural resource management to a changing climate is important for maintaining the benefits these resources provide to communities and industries in the province.
B.C. forests can help to mitigate carbon emissions by absorbing CO2 as they grow. Harvested wood products also store carbon over time depending on the type of products (e.g. lumber, paper, bio-energy) and how often they are used.