National Forest Week
is held each year to encourage greater awareness and recognize the importance of
Canada's forests to our nation. This year’s theme for both National Forest Week
and International Year of Forests is Forests for People and provides a great
opportunity to reflect on the benefits our forests provide. British Columbians
make millions of trips into the forests each year for work, recreation, and
pleasure. During National Forest Week, get out into the woods and take time to
enjoy our forests firsthand.
Zero Net Deforestation – Shawnigan Lake School students afforest a field and Dr. Werner Kurz, forest carbon research scientist, talks about the role zero net deforestation plays in mitigating the impacts of climate change.
Wenchuan Earthquake Relief Project – View reconstruction efforts in the May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake zone in China. Instead of steel and concrete, key new buildings are being built from wood from Canada and B.C.
Six-Storey Shake Test – A six-storey wood frame building proves its seismic resistance by withstanding a simulated earthquake equivalent to a one-in-2,500-years earthquake.
Martin Mars at Olympic Forestry Day – See one of the world’s largest waterbombers in action over the Vancouver skyline as part of a firefighting aircraft demo during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Arrow Boundary Fire Zone Primary Attack Base – Check out the new $2-million Arrow Fire Zone Primary Attack Base located in Shoreacres. The base is a provincial standard for future primary attack bases and addresses the long term sustainability of managing wildfires in the Southeast.
Mountain Pine Beetle
MPB Epidemic – A look at the infestation and what is being done to manage its impacts.
Kitwanga Mill Reopening – Premier Christy Clark celebrates the grand reopening of the Kitwanga mill and 90 new jobs in Northwestern British Columbia.
Photo Gallery - 2011
Sept. 20, 2011 – Students from Christ Church Cathedral School in Victoria celebrate National Forest Week with a forest tour that included an opportunity to learn more about B.C.’s forests. People: Capital Regional District Interpreter, students from Christ Church Cathedral School
Sept. 20, 2011 – As part of National Forest Week, students from Christ Church Cathedral School get up close and personal with nature as they examine a burned out tree at Francis/King Park. The tree is now habitat for bats. People: students from Christ Church Cathedral School
Sept. 22, 2011 – Students from Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill celebrate National Forest Week with a forest tour that included an opportunity to plant trees and learn about the importance and benefits of B.C.’s forests. People: Barb Drennan, students from Sunset Elementary School
Sept. 28, 2011 – Students from Woss Lake Elementary School are treated to a forest tour led by Western Forest Products staff and Smokey the Bear.
Sept. 22, 2011 – As part of National Forest Week, students from Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill get hands-on by planting seedlings, doing their part to ensure B.C.’s forests are here for future generations to enjoy. People: students from Sunset Elementary School