BC Government Forestry Reports

The State of British Columbia's Forests - This is a 2010 BC government report about the current condition of the forests of British Columbia. Read the full report...

 

Conserving Old Growth Forests in BC - This is a June 2012 BC Forest Practices Board report about the state of old growth forest preservation in BC. The report finds that the BC government's program to conserve old growth forests is in disaray with forest managers unsure which old growth forests have been protected. As a result some old growth forests which had been protected have been logged because managers have not know that they were protected. Read the full report...

  
Forest Lands that need to be re-planted in BC - This is a June 2012 report from the BC Forest Practices Board that finds that BC is going to have to step up it's forest re-planting program if it wants to keep up with climate change. Read the full report...

 
Mid-term Timber Supply Project Report - This is a February 2012 draft report prepared for the Minister and Deputy Minister Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations that shows the options that the BC government is considering to mitigate job losses occuring in the timber industry due to the pine beetle epidemic. Read the full report...

 
Report of the Special Committee on Timber Supply - This is an August 2012 report by BC's all-party Special Committee on Timber Supply that looked at ways to compensate for timber lost to the Pine Beetle outbreak of the past several years.  Environmental groups argued that all currently protected old growth forests should continue to be off-limits to logging - but unfortunatly, the Special Committee recomended looking at possible logging of protected old growth forests as a potential timber supply for lumber mills. Read the full report...