BC National Forest Week September 24 to 30, 2017

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

Celebrating Canada’s Forests – Our Stories, Our Future

Current News:

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

BC National Forest Week Coalition

Established in 2017, 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.

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

In 2016, we had a lot of children submit their amazing artwork to celebrate BC National Forest Week.

This year, we again would love to see more artwork submissions for our art contest; the children’s drawing should showcase what the forest means to them.

How to submit:

Download and review the submission guidelines for our 2017 Contest Form (PDF form, 187 KB).

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your submissions.

Art Categories for Submission

There are 3 categories:

– Ages 4 to 5,
– Ages 6 to 8, and
– Ages 9 to 12.

A winner will be selected from each category. The winning submission will be awarded a prize.

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

Photo Contest

2017 Photo Contest

Our annual photo contest, for ABCFP members, is back. Winners will have their photos published in BC Forest Professional magazine and online with the top photo being featured on the magazine’s cover.

Submission process and requirements:
Photos must be taken in BC (high resolution images only, no filters or editing, saved as JPG, PNG, or TIF, and at least 1 MB).

Email photo entries to Dean Pelkey,  ABCFP Communications Director.

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)
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)
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)
Tolko Logo - Gold and Legacy Sponsor Tolko (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)


Silver Sponsors ($500 – 999)

A&A Trading (Legacy)
Arbutus Grove Nursery (Legacy)
Conair (Legacy)
Domtar – Kamloops
Forsite Consultants Ltd.
Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd. (Legacy)
Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. (IFS)
IRL Supplies
Princeton Wood Preservers
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants (Legacy)
SISCO (Legacy)
Teal Jones Group
VIU – Forestry Department (Legacy)


Bronze Sponsors ($100 – 499)

District of Mission – Forestry Dept. (Legacy)
Probyn Log (Legacy)
Selkirk College Forestry Program (Legacy)
Sylvan Vale Nursery (Legacy)
UNBC (Legacy)


Activity Report

Check out our 2016 activity report.

Sponsors help kids learn and value the forest.