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Follow Up: Integrating Non-Timber Forest Products into Forest Planning and Practices in British Columbia

A follow up report to the Board's 2004 report that examined the topic of NTFPs and opportunities for enhancing NTFPs while managing for timber. The follow-up work found that the Board's original recommendations regarding research and knowledge extension have been implemented to a fair degree, but exploration of regulatory options and development of objectives for NTFPs—with limited exceptions related mostly to cultural heritage resources—have not.

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are an important forest resource in British Columbia, with the potential to make a significant economic contribution to small, resource-based communities. Non-timber forest products, also known as non-wood forest products and botanical forest products, include all the botanical and mycological resources of the forest, other than conventional timber products such as logs, pulp logs, shakes and firewood.

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British Columbia is Canada’s most biologically diverse province or territory — encompassing 14 ecological zones and a wide range of ecosystems, from coastal rain forests, to dry interior grasslands, to alpine tundra and northern boreal forest.