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 ensures the sustainable management of forest, wildlife, water and other land-based resources. The Ministry works with Indigenous and rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies.
Find a current list of ministry responsibilities as they are being updated.
- A New Future for Old Growth
A strategic review of how British Columbia manages for Old Forests within its ancient ecosystem.
- 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.
- 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.
Forest stewardship, supports for forest workers, tenures and information on innovation and a competitive forest industry.
- Great Bear Rainforest
The Great Bear Rainforest covers 6.4 million hectares, and includes one-quarter of the world’s coastal temperate rainforest.
- Resource Roads
Resource roads are typically one or two-lane gravel roads built for industrial purposes to access natural resources in remote areas. Access safety information, engineering standards and climate information.
- Columbia River Treaty Review
A website dedicated current and historical information, maps, studies, and reports related to the Columbia River Treaty.
- 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.