2011-09-12

Addressing the ‘crisis in our forests’

More than 90 per cent of the forest land in B.C. is owned by the public, yet most people are not aware of what is going on in our forests and how these forests are managed.

Concerns such as the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic, wildfires, the impacts of climate change and a reduction in government funding have resulted in what some are calling a “crisis in our forests.”

B.C.’s forests are known for producing timber and creating jobs, and this industry has and will continue to be an important aspect of the B.C. economy.