Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and natural resources, and for the protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources.
- Response to 2017 Flood and Wildfire Strategic Review
The B.C. government is addressing 108 recommendations contained in an independent review of the 2017 flood and wildfire seasons, entitled Addressing the New Normal: 21st Century Disaster Management in British Columbia.
- The government released its Action Plan to address that report’s recommendations on Oct. 31, 2018: Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks (PDF)
- A six-month progress report on that action plan was released on April 30, 2019: Government’s Action Plan: Responding to Wildfire and Flood Risks April 30, 2019 Update (PDF)
- A 12-month progress report on the Action Plan was released on Oct. 31, 2019: Government’s Action Plan: Responding to Wildfire and Flood Risks October 31, 2019 Update (PDF)
- 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.
- 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 $25 million per year BC 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.
- 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 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.