Forestry is a critical driver of B.C.’s economy and supports communities across the province. In 2015, the industry generated $12.9 billion in exports, created a quarter of the province’s manufacturing jobs, and supported over 7,000 B.C. businesses, directly supporting the BC Jobs Plan.
Not only does forestry contribute to the economy, but our province is increasingly recognized as being a leader in sustainable forest management and at the forefront of developing new wood products and building systems. Projects such as the UBC Brock Commons tall wood hybrid student residence is gaining attention at an international level, creating new markets for B.C. products.
To communicate B.C.’s world-leading sustainable forest practices and to increase global awareness of our diverse range of forest products, we recently updated our leading forest sector marketing resource, the naturally:wood website.
The website connects B.C. suppliers with international buyers, profiling approximately 500 B.C. wood product manufacturers through a comprehensive supplier directory. Other resources provide credible information on the environmental benefits of building with wood, showcase B.C.’s sustainable forest management practices, and highlight the latest building trends and innovation.
The naturally:wood website also includes:
- B.C. softwood and hardwood species information
- A Project Gallery profiling innovative wood buildings across B.C.
- A green building toolkit
- Videos and case studies on leading edge non-residential and mid-rise structures using B.C. wood products
- Case studies on the use of wood in a variety of sectors including tall wood, healthcare, and education
Visit www.naturallywood.com for more details.