The growing concern about the future of BC forests in meeting the long-term societal expectations from a wide range of concerned citizens initiated the Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests initiative (HFHC)1 . The final report and recommendations are based on a forest management and associated land use dialogue with communities, experts and concerned citizens across BC over a two year period. The intent was to inform politicians of recommended strategic actions necessary to ensure the future forest will restore the BC forest legacy and energize the forest sector. Failure to manage forest lands through a long-term sustainability lens will result in a reduction in both investment and management of the forest asset leading to unacceptable levels of community economic development, family health and BC revenue. BC needs to change their focus to avoid a future crisis!