BC National Forest Week, September 23 to 29, 2018

BCNFW Event: Cranbrook-kids learning value of BC's forests

Plan for your 2018 BC NFW event. This year, it will be September 23 to 29, 2018! Check out some teacher resources if you are developing some lessons in or outside the classroom.

Current News:

National Forest Week Highlights the Sustainable Management of BC’s Forests

BC National Forest Week Coalition

Established in 2013, the BC National Forest Week Coalition’s goal is to educate as many youths of BC about the different uses and value that we get from our forests including:

– the production of wood products,
– to providing local jobs,
– to a variety of recreation opportunities, and
– providing spiritual values.

We want everyone in BC to have the opportunity to spend time outdoors as well as appreciate our wonderful and diverse forests.

Kids learning about the forest

Who is BCNFW?

Representatives on the Coalition include:

Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), BC Sections,
Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP),
Truck Loggers Association (TLA),
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations,
BC Timber Sales,
Federation of BC Woodlot Associations,
Vancouver Island University, and
– a number of forest products and consulting companies.

They are focused on promoting local NFW events and supporting organizers, helping to create successful events with educational resources.

What do we do for National Forest Week?

National Forest Week is our opportunity to rally the troops, wave the flag, and showcase the high level of professionalism used in managing the forest resources of BC.

Objectives of the BCNFW Coalition are to:
– Develop a coordinated approach to a provincial NFW program;
– Promote local events for the provincial forestry and forest management sectors;
– Reach out to communities, school children, and citizens; and
– Develop standard communications and news releases for a provincial-wide application, used by local event organizers.

Contact BCNFW Coalition Member

The BCNFW Coalition works hard to promote National Forest Week and helps in organizing events and activities across the province.

If you would like to get involved, please email us or connect with a BC Coalition member in your area.

Art Contest

Art Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 National Forest Week art contest sponsored by the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and Truck Loggers Association (TLA). 2017 Winners and runners for the Forest Week Art contests in each category are:

Forest Week Art Contest Winners – Ages 9-12

Branden Fisher, Age 12, Lumby

Winner: Branden Fisher, Age 12, Lumby

Tucker Knudson, Age 10, Port Alberni
Marie Adby, Age 9, Port Alberni

Runners Up: Tucker Knudson, Age 10, Port Alberni, and Marie Adby, Age 9, Port Alberni

Forest Week Art Contest Winners – Ages 6-8

Jaycee Doerr, Age 7, Campbell River

Winner: Jaycee Doerr, Age 7, Campbell River

Rhys Griffin, Age 8, Burns Lake
Del Boehm-Streukens, Age 8, Nelson

Runners Up: Rhys Griffin, Age 8, Burns Lake, and Del Boehm-Streukens, Nelson

Forest Week Art Contest Winners – Ages 4-5

Finn Cavlek, Age 5, Kamloops

Winner: Finn Cavlek, Age 5, Kamloops

Selena Arauz, Age 5, Victoria
Audrey De Pass, Age 5, Victoria

Runners Up: Selena Arauz, Age 5, Victoria, and Audrey De Pass, Age 5, Victoria

Thank you to all who submitted to this contest. There were many creative contenders (and budding artists).

Check out last year’s art contest submissions and winners.

Photo Contest

2017 Photo Contest

Congratulations to Jeff Roberson, FIT, working for Canfor in Prince George, as the winner of the photo contest with his shot of a cute critter. Look for Jeff’s photo on the cover of the January–February 2018 issue ofABCFP’s BC Forest Professional.

Jeff also earned first runner up spot with his photo of Tremella Mesenterica, or as a non-forester would describe it, mushrooms on a log.

Second runner up was Kelly Kitsch, RFT, from Mission with her shot of a barred owl.

Check out last year’s photo contest winner.


2017 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors.

Your continual support and efforts help to support local events that contribute to increasing awareness of the value of our forest to young minds and the general public.

We are particularly grateful to our Legacy Sponsors, organizations who have provided support to National Forest Week for the past 4 years.

Platinum Sponsors ($2,000 +)

Association of BC Forest Professionals Logo - Platinum Sponsor Association of BC Forest Professionals
ForesTrust Logo - Platinum Sponsor ForesTrust
Forest Innovation Investment Logo Forest Innovation Investment (Legacy)
Interfor Logo - Platinum and Legacy Sponsor Interfor (Legacy)
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Logo - Platinum and Legacy Sponsor BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources Operations (Legacy)
Tolko Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Tolko (Legacy)
The Truck Loggers Association Logo - Platinum and Legacy Sponsor The Truck Loggers Association (Legacy)
Western Canada Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee Logo - Platinum and Legacy Sponsor Western Canada SFI Implementation Committee (Legacy)


Gold Sponsors ($1,000 – 1,999)


BC Government and Service Employees' Union Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (Legacy)
BC Timber Sales Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor BC Timber Sales (Legacy)
Canfor Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Canfor (Legacy)
Coastland Wood Industries Ltd. Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Coastland Wood Industries Ltd. (Legacy)
Conifex Logo Conifex
DWB Consulting Services Ltd. Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor DWB Consulting Services Ltd. (Legacy)
Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Interior Lumber Manufacturers’ Association (Legacy)
Island Timberlands Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Island Timberlands (Legacy)
TimberWest Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor TimberWest (Legacy)
University of British Columbia Forestry Faculty Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor UBC Forest Faculty (Legacy)
West Fraser Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor West Fraser (Legacy)
Western Forest Products Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Western Forest Products Inc. (Legacy)
Weyerhaeuser logo Weyerhaeuser (Legacy)


Silver Sponsors ($500 – 999)

A&A Trading (Legacy)
Arbutus Grove Nursery (Legacy)
Coastal Silviculture Committee (Legacy)
Conair (Legacy)
District of Mission – Forestry Dept. (Legacy)
Domtar – Kamloops
Dunkley Lumber
Forsite Consultants Ltd. (Legacy)
Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd. (Legacy)
Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. (IFS)
Pacific Bioenergy PG
Probyn Log (Legacy)
Southern Interior Silviculture Committee (SISCO) (Legacy)
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants (Legacy)
Teal Jones Group
Vancouver Island University – Forestry Department (Legacy)


Bronze Sponsors ($100 – 499)

Hancock Forest Management
Princeton Wood Preservers
Selkirk College Forestry Program (Legacy)
Sylvan Vale Nursery (Legacy)
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) (Legacy)


Activity Reports

Check out our accomplishments/activities reports (from current to the past 5 years) to see what we have done to increase knowledge of the forests in the classrooms and events.

Sponsors help kids learn and value the forest.