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.

Featured Topics

  • 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. An action plan was released on Oct. 31, 2018: Government's Action Plan: Responding to wildfire and flood risks 
  • 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.

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