Forest health

The objective of the Forest Health Program is to protect and manage B.C.'s forest resources from the impacts of a wide range of forest health factors which include bark beetles, defoliators, pathogens and abiotic damage as well as to integrate the effects of invasive species and climate change.

The program detects and mitigates problems that degrade forest health and establishes best management practices to enhance forest health and ecosystem resilience in B.C.

Assessing forest health damage

View the results of forest health damage monitoring through B.C.’s annual aerial sketch mapping program:

Ground based monitoring is also conducted using sivliculture surveys and specialized pest-specific surveys.  

Monitoring information is used to assess the potential damage may have to forest resource values and identify opportunities to reduce these impacts.

FHPiccollage containing a beetle, a forest, a airplane, a dead forest and a cross section of wood.