Forestry in British Columbia: 20 Facts

Forestry in British Columbia: 20 Facts

Did you know that forests cover roughly 66 per cent of British Columbia’s land surface area?! It’s no wonder the province’s forests are not only a part of everyday life for many British Columbians, but also integral to their economy. In 2020, for example, the forest sector ma...

Canadian Forestry FAQ: 5 Common Questions & Answers

Canadian Forestry FAQ: 5 Common Questions & Answers

Does Canada take care of its forests? Is Canadian lumber sustainable? How does forestry contribute to Canada’s economy? These are all excellent questions about Canadian forestry we can answer by digging into the facts. Home to about 9% of the world’s total forest cover, Canad...

Canadian Forestry Infographic: Facts, Figures & More

Canadian Forestry Infographic: Facts, Figures & More

Forestry products are all around us. Whether it be in the walls of your home, the chair you’re sitting in, or even your pencil, the sheer amount of manufactured goods we use that are made from wood can easily be taken for granted. Without Canadian forests we would not only mi...

60+ Essential Wood Products Made Possible by Canadian Forestry

60+ Essential Wood Products Made Possible by Canadian Forestry

Forests are where Canadians love to live, work and play. Covering ~40% of Canada's land, forests have become deeply ingrained into the everyday lives of millions of Canadians. It makes sense; approximately 23 million of us live in or near forests, about two-thirds of Canada's...

Supporter Spotlight: Susan Mulkey - December 2021

Supporter Spotlight: Susan Mulkey - December 2021

“Supporter Spotlight” features Canadians with a passion for Canada’s Natural Resource sector.  Our spotlight this month is Susan Mulkey from the British Columbia Community Forest Association. Susan talks to us about the importance of forestry for our communities, economy and e...

10+ Canadian Forestry Myths: Fact or Fiction?

10+ Canadian Forestry Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Canadian forests are everywhere. With about 38 per cent of Canada's landscapes covered by forests, they are an integral part of life for 23 million Canadians who live in or near them. The importance of forests for our environment and the livelihoods of families across Canada ...

How Does Canada’s Forestry Sector Show Environmental Leadership?

How Does Canada’s Forestry Sector Show Environmental Leadership?

Ontario Forest in Autumn Most Canadians readily understand that Canada is a global leader when it comes to environmental stewardship. Compared to many of our international competitors, we go above and beyond to minimize our impact on the environment while developing our natur...

Why Sustainable Forestry Practices Matter: INTERVIEW

Why Sustainable Forestry Practices Matter: INTERVIEW

What comes to mind when you think of the forestry sector? An incredibly multifaceted industry, the products we get from forestry are well beyond what I could count on my two hands. Books, housing, equipment and so much more come from the sector, and a lot of the time we never...

Three Decades of Forest Debate in British Columbia, But the Friction Continues

Three Decades of Forest Debate in British Columbia, But the Friction Continues

It’s hard to believe it’s been at least three decades that old growth forests in British Columbia (BC) have been the topic of tough, intermittent environmental battles. Several BC coastal news stories this month could easily have been part of the local front-page news of May, ...

British Columbia Forestry Pledge: An Introduction

British Columbia Forestry Pledge: An Introduction

To say Canada’s forests are vast is an understatement. According to the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, the nation’s forests cover 347 million hectares of land and account for nearly nine per cent of the world’s total forested area. Canada is also the third-most foreste...