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.
The B.C. government strongly supports the efforts of local governments and First Nations to reduce wildfire risks in and around their communities through the completion of fuel management projects, the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and the implementation of FireSmart principles.
BC Timber Sales (BCTS) was established in 2003 to manage harvesting and reforestation on a significant portion of British Columbia’s provincial forest, providing benchmark costs and prices for provincial public timber harvesting in British Columbia.
April showers bring spring flowers, but they can also unleash floods and trigger landslides — a reality that those of us who reside along flood plains, unstable slopes and river banks know all too well.
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 its U.S. counterparts, there is not yet enough common ground to support an agreement.
Here in British Columbia, forests have always been a vital part of our way of life ― anchoring our economy, and providing both recreation and tourism opportunities.
One of the tools that the BC Wildfire Service uses to help contain very large wildfires is controlled fire.
The Okanagan Lake Regulation System is a multi-lake, multi-purpose system, owned by the Province and managed and operated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
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.
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.
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