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The DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Forestry Law group is one of our longest-standing practice areas. We advise and represent clients across Canada and abroad on virtually all issues affecting the forest sector, with particular strength in commercial and regulatory law.
Our group is bolstered by a professional forester and former in-house counsel for a major forest products company in BC; a professional forester and former forester/lawyer with the Government of Alberta; and lawyers experienced in forestry, First Nations legal issues, arbitration, environmental law, and corporate/commercial transactions.
As a full-service, international law firm, we offer clients the knowledge-base of our broad array of innovative practice groups and integrated specialties. With 260 Canadian lawyers delivering services in more than 50 practice areas, we provide unparalleled value by combining the deep resources of a global firm with the highest level of personal service in the business.
Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. (FII) is the BC government’s market development agency for forest products. FII works with the forest industry to develop and diversify markets for BC forest products while promoting BC as a world-class supplier of environmentally-friendly forest products.
Interfor: Building Value Today and Into the Future
At Interfor, our mission is to build value in everything we do, every day.
That means something to each of the 3,000 people that make up our company. Whether they spend their days in woodlands, sawmills, offices — or all of the above — they are driven by our shared focus on excellence. This has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse lumber companies in the world.
In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies. We've grown rapidly and transformed our operating platform, with operations across North America and customers around the globe.
Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in the success of our employees by positioning them alongside the best people in the industry located in great communities across North America.
Check out our website to learn more about our career opportunities, our growth, our commitment to quality and our vision for the future.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
The Canadian Forest Service is the national and international voice for Canada’s forest sector. We are part of Natural Resources Canada, a federal government department, and have an office in Ottawa and six research centres across the country. We collaborate closely with Canada’s provinces and territories to ensure our forests are sustainable and healthy for our country and the world to enjoy.
Canfor has established itself as a world leader in the forest products industry and proudly takes a renewable resource and turns virtually 100 per cent into useful, sustainable products including high-quality dimensional lumber, value-added wood products, top quality pulp and paper, and green energy.
The company’s history dates back more than 75 years with two entrepreneurs in British Columbia, Canada. Today, Canfor has grown to an international team of over 6,300 forward-thinking and committed employees.
Canfor owns a majority interest in Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and both companies are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols CFP and CFX, respectively.
Genome British Columbia leads genomics innovation on Canada’s west coast and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. A recognized catalyst for government and industry, Genome BC invests in research, entrepreneurship, and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agri-food, energy, mining, and environment. Genome BC partners with many national and international public and private funding organizations to drive BC’s bioeconomy.
In addition to research, entrepreneurship, and commercialization programs, Genome BC is committed to fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among teachers, students and the general public. In the last five years, Genome BC has engaged over 24,000 BC students, in 191 schools and 81 communities through its outreach activities.
Supporting its vision of environmental sustainability and economic prosperity, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) is the province’s land manager, responsible for stewardship of provincial Crown land, and cultural and natural resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the ministry ensures the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land-based resources, supports activities that lead to benefits for all British Columbians both economically and environmentally, and facilitates public access to a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees 54 statutes and associated regulations.
West Fraser is a diversified forest products company with many exciting and rewarding career opportunities. We operate 40 facilities and employ 8,000 people in North America to sustainably produce lumber, plywood, MDF, LVL, pulp, and energy. We have grown to become North America’s largest lumber producer. Our Canadian Woodland operations span from 100 Mile House to Smithers and Chetwynd in BC, and from Sundre to High Prairie in Alberta.
West Fraser has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers four times and one of Canada's 10 Best Companies to Work For. Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation, and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future.
Airborne Imaging Inc.
BC Forest Safety Council
Canadian Institute of Forestry - Cariboo Section
Consulting Foresters Society of British Columbia (CFBC) / Western Silviculture Contractors Association
DWB Consulting Services Ltd.
Geoterra IRS Ltd.
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants
Summit Reforestation and Forest Management
TDB Consultants Inc.
Terra Remote Sensing
Western Forest Products
Aleza Lake Research Forest Society & John Prince Research Forest (UNBC Research Forests)
Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC)
Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd.
Lo-Bar Log Transport
Pinnacle Renewable Energy
Ratcliff & Company
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Vernon Seed Orchard Company (VSOC)
Dunkley Lumber Ltd.
Folklore Contracting Ltd.
PRT Growing Services Ltd
SBS Forestry Inc.
Spectrum Resource Group Inc.