BC is facing a declining timber supply, closure of more primary wood product mills, economic impacts to rural communities and forest sector job losses. Growing the Secondary Wood Manufacturing Sector provides an opportunity to more fully utilize the available fibre and reduce or eliminate these impacts.
Building through clusters describes an opportunity to increase community diversification, move toward full utilization of wood fibre, create jobs, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase provincial and local government revenues. We know how to do this and don’t need studies, just action. Is the Government and the Forest Sector up to the challenge of working for an integrated, viable and sustainable BC primary and secondary wood sector?