|Climate is a strong influence on forest and range
lands in BC. It affects tree growth, productivity, and
numerous resource values derived from these lands.
Managing these resources in a changing climate poses
tough challenges for forest and range
The Ministry of Forests and Range is
responding to climate change through a number of
actions, including the Future
Forest Ecosystem Initiative.
- New! May 2008 –
change, impacts, and adaptation scenarios technical
report. This report by Dr. D.L. Spittlehouse
(2008) provides a summary of future possible climates
for British Columbia, a brief review of possible
impacts on forest and range resources, and options for
and challenges to adapting to climate change.
- April 2008 – A
Summary of Climate Change Effects on Watershed
Hydrology. This Ministry of Forests and Range
Extension Note 87 outlines recent and projected
changes to hydrology, and implications for forest
management. (4 pages)
- February 2008 – Premier’s Forestry Climate Action
Meeting, Prince George, Feb 15, 2008. Presentations
provided an opportunity for the forest sector to
identify opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction
and to articulate a climate action vision. (Note: All
materials in this section are the work of external
contributors, and the Ministry makes no claim
regarding the contents therein).
- February 2008 – Climate Change Posters
- See the Publications
pages for earlier documents.
Preparing for Climate Change
In May 2006, the Ministry of Forests and Range
released a report outlining the challenges,
opportunities and actions the ministry, and others might
take to prepare for the potential impacts of climate