By Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests
Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, has released the following statement to mark National Forest Week 2022: “As B.C.’s Minister of Forests, it is my pleasure to invite all people in British Columbia to celebrate National Forest Week this year. From Sept. 18 to 24, we will celebrate the roles our forests play in our everyday lives, our economy and communities, and the environment, as well as in our response to climate change. This year’s theme, Canada’s Forests: Solutions for a Changing Climate, highlights how healthy forests and sustainable forestry are so crucial in the global fight against climate change. Whether it is leading the country in tree planting, taking better care of our oldest and rarest forests, doubling our efforts to prevent wildfires, or using wood to replace products made from fossil fuels, B.C. continues to stand at the forefront of forest management in a climate-challenged world.
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