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Forests and Forestry

cedars.jpgWhen it comes to the sustainable management of forests across BC, and the strength of the forestry sector, the challenges include:

  • changes in the geographical range and distribution of tree species, including commercially important species, and in growth rates
  • an increase in the frequency, size or severity of forest fires
  • an increase in disturbances from insects and disease
  • risks to aquatic species and ecosystems from extreme temperatures, precipitation and high-low flow events
  • more safety and access problems as a result of fire, flood and erosion
  • disruption in transportation, schedules and access to markets.

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About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

Find out more about the Fraser Basin Council and the BC RAC at

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Share your ideas and suggestions for new resource links to , Senior Program Manager, at the Fraser Basin Council.

Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.