Canadian Forest Service Publications

Timber supply and nonindustrial private forests in British Columbia. 1994. Manning, G.H. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-349. 10 p.

Year: 1994

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3555

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

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Abstract

World demand for wood and wood products is forecast to increase markedly by the year 2010. In light of the expected decline in the allowable cut on public forest lands in British Columbia, non-industrial private forest land may be an important supply of timber for the British Columbia forest sector in the future. If non-industrial private forests are to realize their potential as a source of wood for the forest industry, forest management on non-industrial private forests must improve. This report presents information on the forest management practices and demographic char-acteristics of owners of non-industrial private forests in British Columbia and other jurisdictions. Possible improvements in government programs designed to enhance forest management on private forest lands are discussed.