Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources.

Featured Topics

  • 2017 Flood and Wildfire Strategic Review
    The B.C. Government has launched an independent review of the Province's preparedness and response to the floods and wildfires of 2017.
  • 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.
  • Competitive Forest Industry
    The forest sector has long been a cornerstone of the provincial economy.
  • 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 Development
    Government is developing a long-term, durable rural development strategy that works for all rural British Columbians—First Nations and non-First Nations alike—have your say here until Feb. 28, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Wildlife Management
    The Province will strengthen its current moose management strategy as the initial phase in examining how to modernize aspects of wildlife management.

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