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Why Choose British Columbian Wood?

WHY CHOOSE BRITISH COLUMBIAN WOOD? Land Available Forested Land Forest Protection Available Program Publicly Owned Land Old Growth Forest SFI 2010-2014 Program Privately Owned Land Annual Allowable Harvest FSC Principles + Criteria Land Converted for People Unused Forested Land CAN/CSA-2809 BC has 60 million hectares of BC has 95 million hectares of land and fresh water area. This makes up 10% of Canada, and is larger than France and Germany combined. 94% is publicly owned, which means it is managed by the government to ensure sustainability, protect natural diversity, and address all public interests. Only 2% has been permenantly converted to farming. ranching, and urban development since European settlement. Canada has more protected forest than any other country, and BC has some of the most stringent forest sustainability requirements in the world. There are three certification forested land that contains over 40 different tree species. The old-growth forests account for 26% of this land. Less than 1% of total forest area is harvested every year, and all trees harvested on publicly owned land must be successfully regenerated. programs in BC: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI 2010-2014), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Principles + Criteria), and the Canadian Standard's Association's Sustainable Forest Management Standard (CAN/CSA-2809). BC Economy Forestry BC Hydro Oil + Gas Agriculture + Fisheries Mining The forestry industry is responsible for a large portion of BCs economic activity. It is responsible for 3% of BC's total Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making it larger than BC Hydro, agriculture + fisheries, and the mining industries. This profit maintains employment for 17,700 people directly, and many more thousands indirectly. GDP Number of People Employed UNISON Connect with Nature WINDOWS & DOORS Sources : : : : : Mountain designed by les vieux garçons from The Noun Project : Eagle designed by Megan Shrewsbury from The Noun Project

Why Choose British Columbian Wood?

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We're celebrating BC Day here a Unison Windows and Doors with a data-rich infographic that discusses the benefits of buying BC lumber. Wood has been a hot topic in the architectural community for the ...


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