Forest Industry

FOREST INDUSTRY is usually considered to include those economic activities related to the growing, harvesting and utilization of timber. They include the LOGGING, SAWMILLING, PULP AND PAPER, panelboard, SILVICULTURE and secondary manufacturing sectors. It is BC's largest industrial sector, directly and indirectly employing about 270,000 people in 2005. The industry was also the province's first. It began in 1788 with the production and export of masts by John MEARES, and in 1999 the BC industry...

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