Forestry was one of our province’s earliest, and most successful, industries. Today, it’s an industry that over 65,000 workers and their families rely on – an industry worth defending.
That’s why, as minister of forests, lands and natural resource operations, Steve Thomson was proud to announce at the end of last month “Strong Past, Bright Future”, our B.C. Liberal government’s agenda for boosting the competitiveness of our forestry sector.
B.C. has a longstanding, worldwide reputation for well-managed forests that produce top-quality wood products. In recent years, however, an uncertain market environment and the ongoing scourge of the mountain pine beetle have threatened to undermine the ability of our forest industry to compete on a global scale. read more >>