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.

Featured Topics

  • B.C. and Blueberry River First Nations working together
    The Province and Blueberry River First Nations are working together on a path forward in the Claim Area, following the June 2021 B.C. Supreme Court decision.
  • Modernizing B.C.'s forest sector
    B.C. has a vision for a forest sector that is more diverse, competitive, focused on sustainability, and puts people first.
  • A New Approach to Old Growth Forests
    B.C. is embarking on a new approach to old forests and is committed to working with Indigenous communities, industry and other stakeholders on a path forward.
  • 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.
  • Forestry
    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.

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