BC’s forest strategy – called Our natural advantage: Forest sector strategy for British Columbia – is based on six priorities put forward by the Working Roundtable on Forestry:
- A commitment to using wood first;
- Growing trees, sequestering carbon, and ensuring that land is available from;
- which to derive a range of forest products;
- Creating a globally competitive, market-based operating climate;
- Embracing innovation and diversification;
- Supporting prosperous rural forest economies; and
- First Nations becoming partners in forestry.
By encouraging Asian markets to choose BC forest products for building materials, BC can increase demand for lumber and strengthen the forest sector.
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Forestry Career Profile
Travis, a Vanderhoof sawmill machine operator, has grown his career over 10 years with the same company. He’s seen his work change from an entry level position into concentrating on optimization – getting the most from each and every tree – and his abilities grow as BC’s forestry industry evolves. BC’s forestry industry is meeting theses challenges by finding new ways to work more efficiently, effectively and with greater safety.
Forestry has been a mainstay of BC’s economy for more than 150 years and touches each and every area of the province. It’s no surprise that BC lumber is in high demand around the globe – and has graced more than one Olympics.