Forestry is one of B.C.’s founding industries and a key driver of B.C.’s economy.
B.C. worked closely with the federal government which is responsible for representing Canadian interests in trade negotiations. While the federal government engaged extensively with their U.S. counterparts, there is not yet enough common ground to support an agreement.
Since 1982, softwood lumber exports from Canada to the U.S. have been subject to five separate rounds of U.S. trade litigation with three managed trade agreements.
Fire is a normal, natural process in many of British Columbia’s ecosystems. Many species of plants, birds, insects and other animals depend on fire for its regenerative properties.
British Columbia's forest sector is a key economic driver and a fundamental component of the economic and social fabric of dozens of B.C.'s communities.
In 1999, the current mountain pine beetle epidemic began, leading to the largest infestation in North America’s recorded history.
As part of Balanced Budget 2017, government committed $27 million to a comprehensive caribou recovery program over the next three years.
B.C. prides itself on being a world leader in growing trees and sustainable forest management.
The B.C. government introduced the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative in 2004 to help local governments and First Nations reduce the risk of interface wildfires, where urban developments border on forests and grasslands.
In the 1970s a number of events occurred at the same time which led to B.C. becoming a significant supplier of softwood lumber to the U.S.
Many of us who are fortunate enough to live in this beautiful province have had opportunities to travel or work in areas where wildlife roam freely across stunning landscapes or live in specialized ecosystems that support their particular needs.
The Province manages wildlife on a conservation-first principle. Decisions on whether to allow hunting consider: a reliable population estimate; estimates of sustainable human-caused mortality rates; and deliberately conservative mortality limits.
May long weekend = the first official camping weekend of the year! BC's natural resource officers, conservation officers and park rangers will be conducting extensive patrols over the long weekend to help ensure that British Columbians and visitors have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Planning to head outdoors for the May long weekend? Here are some tips to make sure you stay safe out there!
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