Forestry Friendly Communities is a program celebrating the proud history and rich future of leaders in B.C.’s coast forest sector. Welcome!

Built onSustainability

The forest sector supports 1 in 16 jobs throughout British Columbia.

B.C.’s Number One Resource: Our People

British Columbia is home to the best-managed, most sustainable forest sector anywhere in the world - and nowhere is this more true than on the Coast where generations of care have created a renowned culture of excellence. We are proud to feature the stories of community and industry leaders who continue to make a difference every day.

About Forestry Friendly Communities BC

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Forestry Friendly Communities was started in 2016 as a way to celebrate the proud history and rich future of BC’s coast forest sector.  The term “Forestry Friendly” is intended to recognize pride in, and an ongoing commitment to BC’s forestry sector. In fact, the forest sector supports 1 in 16 jobs in BC. It also contributes $12.4 billion to the provincial GDP and injects $2.5 billion in taxes and fees to the three levels of government.

For more than a century, the forest sector has fueled our coastal economy and shaped our communities. Today, people and businesses across BC’s coastal region depend on transportation networks and other services developed for our forest sector. Families are able to earn a living while enjoying a unique West Coast lifestyle.

Forestry Friendly Communities is proudly brought to you by companies and associations working in forestry in coastal BC.