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

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The forest sector represents 1 in 25 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. All across the province, BC forest product workers are caring for the forests and creating low-carbon products that are good for the planet. 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 bright future of BC’s coast forest sector. Since then, we have grown to celebrate forest product workers and companies from all over British Columbia. 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 25 jobs in BC. It also contributes $13 billion to the provincial GDP and injects $4 billion in taxes and fees to the three levels of government, helping pay for important social services that we rely on.

For more than a century, the forest sector has fueled BC’s economy and shaped our communities. Today, people and businesses across BC depend on the carbon-storing products created by BC forest product workers, as well as 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 BC forestry companies and associations.