Provincial and Territorial Profiles

British Columbia

FOREST AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS British Columbia CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY (2019)
Total Crown Land 91 676 000 -
Productive forest Crown Land 49 183 000 -
Area available for harvest 29 106 000* -
Area harvested (hectares) 137 243 r

756 875 E

Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 71 801 790 E

218 067 163 E

Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 33% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 5 471 3340 142 168 691 E
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 43% -
FOREST FIRES (2020)
Area burned (hectares) 14 534 p 227 476 p
Number of forest fires 668 p 3 935 p
FOREST INSECTS (2019)
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 5 504 608 14 473 760 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Western Balsam Bark Beetle Spruce Budworm
REGENERATION (2019)
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 41 943 199 465 e
Area planted (hectares) 181 830 404 528 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 238 313 440 388 e
Area seeded (hectares) 752 8 620 e
REVENUES (2018)
Revenues from the sale of timber $1 263 759 000 $236 572 530 E
PEST CONTROL PRODUCT USE (2018)
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) 16 729 470 122 E
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 12 420 24 787 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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