We all know about or have personally felt the effects of the forestry industry’s downturn over the last few years.
As we celebrate Canada’s National Forest Week, it’s time to reflect on the sector’s importance to the people of British Columbia.
The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
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.
Mount Elphinstone, located on the west side of Howe Sound between Gibsons and Sechelt on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is designated as provincial forest. Current land use supports management for a variety of values, including forestry, water, wildlife and recreation.
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.
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.
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