Forestry in British Columbia

By: Sarina

Introduction and Questions

Forestry in British Columbia is an important industry in BC. Today I will be answering the questions below. These are the questions:


1.What is the purpose of this industry?

2.Where is the industry located?

  • Show as a map, with a caption that describes its general location

  • How does the environment and physical regions of the area help to develop the industry?
3.Where is the industry located?
  • Show as a map, with a caption that describes its general location
  • How does the environment and physical regions of the area help to develop the industry?
4. What are the pro’s and con’s of the industry?
  • How does the industry impact the natural environment?

  • What are the benefits of the industry?

  • What are the negative impacts of the industry?
5.Is this industry sustainable? Why or why not?

The Purpose of this Industry

The purpose of this industry is to create items out of the wood from the trees for example pencils, desks, cabinets, paper etc.

Industry's Location and How The Environment and Physical Regions Help To Develop The Industry

The industry is located near the middle of British Columbia, Canada (Williams lake, Prince George, Smithers, etc.). It is in the Western Cordillera.The environment and the physical regions help to develop the industry because the industry is all about making things out of wood. Without trees, you have no wood, and you can’t create items. The industry then will collapse. There will be no paper, wood, pencils etc.
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How Natural Resources Are Taken From The Land

The natural resources are taken from the land by using chainsaws but not only that. They also use an altimeter (for measuring the height of the tree and sometimes to measure slope), BackPack Fire Pump( used to extinguish small fires in the grass), a Bark Gauge (used for measuring bark thickness), cant hook (used to roll and position logs) and many others used for measuring, sawing, safety etc.

Pros and Cons of This Industry, Benefits and Negative Impacts and How The Industry Impacts the Environnment

The industry impacts the natural environment hugely because the whole industry is about cutting trees and making materials out of them. Most of deforestation is caused by forestry.The benefits of this industry is you get materials that are useful in our daily lives and you get more jobs for making the materials. Materials include desks, chairs, cabinets, pencils etc.The negative impacts of forestry are cutting down trees and deforestation. We harm nature from doing this.The negative impacts of this industry are cutting down trees and causing deforestation and factories to make the items pollute the air.

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Industry's Sustainability

The industry is sustainable because they have a lot of trees that are publicly owned.

B.C is an international leader in sustainable forest management and they have plans in case they run out of trees.

Managing for Sustainability - Forest Management in British Columbia

Conclusion

In conclusion, I think that forestry in British Columbia is a steady, successful and good-money making industry in B.C.