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British Columbia’s forests: a geographical snapshot

Author(s) or contact(s): Ministry of Forests and Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management
Source: Public Affairs Branch
Subject: Forest Management
Series: Miscellaneous Report
Other details:  Published 2003. Hardcopy is available.


People around the world have questions about British Columbia’s lands and forests - How much is forested? How much old growth is there, and where is it located? Which areas are being logged? Which are protected? This document helps to answer these questions through a series of detailed maps. It offers a snapshot in time of the province’s ever-changing forests, examining the kinds of trees, the age of the forests, the history of natural and human disturbance, protected areas, ownership and more.

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Updated May 28, 2009