Who Decides What Happens in the Forest?
BC's forestry professionals make plans to care for the forests and everything in them. They:
- build roads,
- measure trees,
- fight forest fires,
- figure out where and how many trees can be cut for use as forest products,
- determine the best way to replant every tree that is cut down,
- supervise tree growth;
- and much more.
Forestry professionals spend many years in school learning about science, biology, nature and natural resources. They also have on-the-job experience so that they become good guardians (keepers) of the forests.
How Can You Care for the Forest and Everything in it?
Learn More About the Forest
Here are some ways you can learn more about forestry.
Leave the Forest as You Saw It
When you spend time in the forest, remember to clean up after yourself, try not to disturb the plants or animals and remind your parents to completely put out any campfires.
Become a Forestry Professional
You have lots of time to decide what you want to be when you grow up but if you like the outdoors, trees, plants and animals, then you may have fun being forestry professional. There are over 5,000 forestry professionals in BC and you could be one of them someday.