Provincial and Territorial Profiles

British Columbia

FOREST AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS British Columbia CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY (2018)
Total Crown Land 91 676 000 -
Productive forest Crown Land 49 183 000 -
Area available for harvest 29 106 000* -
Area harvested (hectares) 182 410 r 747 690 E
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 71 479 655 E 217 869 547 E
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 33% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 68 441 448 158 063 562 E
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 43% -
FOREST FIRES (2019)
Area burned (hectares) 21 070 p 1 842 612 p
Number of forest fires 807 p 3 921 p
FOREST INSECTS (2018)
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 6 228 569 16 390 513 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Western Balsam Bark Beetle Spruce Budworm
REGENERATION (2018)
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 41 943 199 465 e
Area planted (hectares) 179 996 356 371 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 238 313 440 388 e
Area seeded (hectares) 401 6 003 e
REVENUES (2018)
Revenues from the sale of timber $1 263 759 000 1 938 241 209$ E
PEST CONTROL PRODUCT USE (2018)
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) 242 415 213 E
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 12 420 99 943 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.

British Columbia

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