The Private Forest Landowners Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible stewardship of B.C.’s private forest lands. Passionate about sustainable forest practices, PFLA members strive to balance environmental values, community interests and economic realities.

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Environment

PFLA members follow a Best Management Practices (BMP) Program to ensure, promote and protect key public environmental values. In fact, more than 30 acts and regulations govern management activities on private forest land in British Columbia…[learn more].

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Community

Managed forest owners promote and protect healthy ecosystems on their lands for the ecological benefit of everyone. B.C.’s private forests also provide the backdrop for some of the province’s most stunning vistas, world-famous landscapes and, where permitted, amazing outdoor recreational opportunities… [learn more].

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Economics

Private forest land accounts for a small percentage of B.C.’s land base, but plays a significant role in the economy. In 2012, 3.94 million cubic meters of timber was harvested from 823, 582 hectares of managed forest land to create more than 3,000 direct jobs for British Columbians… [learn more].