Insights and Resources

In 2019, nearly 9,900 suppliers from over 340 communities, and 120 Indigenous Nations and organizations provided $7 billion in goods and services to B.C.’s forest industry.*

Read our report and executive summary, see the full study and watch our video.

*2019 data from COFI member companies


Forestry is an industry in transition in British Columbia, and managing through this transition will require collective effort.

With the right choices, we believe we can achieve a globally competitive forest sector that is a model for the world in product innovation, technological advances, and environmental care — one that all British Columbians can be proud of.

Industry is setting out its vision for what the future could be, and the ideas and actions to help get us there. The 60 choices for a better future are outlined in five major areas:

  • Invest in, and protect, our working forest land base
  • Have smart rules that protect the environment and encourage investment
  • Strengthen participation of Indigenous peoples and partnerships with communities
  • Double down on market and product diversification
  • Be the global hub for expertise in low-carbon, green building

To learn more, see our full report with all 60 recommendations.

BC’s forest industry is a world leader in sustainable forestry and is one of the most significant economic drivers in the province. Learn more about how the industry is adapting, evolving and innovating by visiting the insights and resources below.


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BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI)

1220 - 595 Howe St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada  V6C 2T5

TEL: 604-684-0211