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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mountain Caribou are at risk of extinction. 98% of the global population of caribou lives in B.C. The current population is about 1,500, in 15 separate herds throughout B.C.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) was established in 2003 to provide benchmark costs and prices from the harvest of Crown timber in British Columbia.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a branch of the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations that was established in 2003 to provide benchmark costs and prices from the harvest of Crown timber in British Columbia.
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