Provincial and Territorial Profiles

British Columbia

FOREST AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS British Columbia CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY (2017)
Total Crown Land 91 676 000 -
Productive forest Crown Land 49 183 000 -
Area available for harvest 29 106 000* -
Area harvested (hectares) 170 058 e 756 295 e
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 70 975 873 E 219 610 516 E
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 32% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 64 357 821 156 717 595 e
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 41% -
FOREST FIRES (2018)
Area burned (hectares) 1 353 862 p 2 272 274 p
Number of forest fires 2 086 p 7 067 p
FOREST INSECTS (2017)
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 5 423 542 15 628 659 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Western Balsam Bark Beetle Spruce Budworm
REGENERATION (2017)
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 25 225 199 590 e
Area planted (hectares) 180 571 409 559 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 234 750 599 404 e
Area seeded (hectares) 1 539 17 866 e
REVENUES (2017)
Revenues from the sale of timber $872 120 218 $1 539 924 017 e
PEST CONTROL PRODUCT USE (2017)
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) 208 336 537 e
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 2 508 74 232 e

* Source: Minister of Forests and Range, Allowable Annual Cut Database, December 2008. The area available for harvest does not include woodlots and community forests.

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