Interior Forest Sector Renewal – Results

Engagement Summary

Using a discussion paper as the starting point for dialogue, the B.C. government asked British Columbians for their ideas on how to create or change current policies (including legislation and regulation), programs, tools, guidance and advance partnerships to support a vibrant, diverse forest sector for B.C.’s Interior.

Ideas for how the province can help transformation in the Interior forest sector were sought in three ways: through an online survey, through written proposals, and through direct engagement with those most interested in the forest- those working and living in Interior forest focused communities.

Interior Renewal has a second but distinct engagement opportunity called the Timber Supply Area Coalitions. Forest company leaders have the opportunity to collaborate with Indigenous leaders, local government leaders, and labour leaders in areas where they operate to develop localized solutions to ensure a competitive future forest sector. This coalition forming process was launched at the same time as the broader engagement process and will continue forward at the local level.

For more information, visit the Interior Forest Sector Renewal Engage website.


Engagement Timeframe

July 18 to October 11, 2019

Input received
  • 92 written submissions
  • 4471 visits to the engagement site
  • 500 completed online feedback forms
  • 36 community sessions throughout the interior of the Province including 5 with interested First Nations governments and 3 First Nations focused meetings co-hosted with the First Nations Forestry Council.


Input leads to action:

The input helped to gather ideas about what the future of the forest sector should look like. Read the What We Heard Report.