Making BC forestry communities stronger.
Wood Source BC was created in 2011 to provide anyone who works in forestry, processes wood, and those that create wooden products, an opportunity to network with each other. The idea is that the more we talk with each other, the more opportunities we have to increase our sales and accomplish what we set out to do. The current listings found on Wood Source BC are the first step in helping you make the connections you need for your business.
Whether you are selling timber, buying lumber, building log and timber homes, have a sawmill for hire, are creating fine furniture, or are a forestry consultant, supplier, or investor, this website offers you the chance to make new business relationships closer to home and in others parts of the world.
By linking fibre suppliers, manufacturers and investors with each other, we can help improve the flow of fibre from harvesters and other producers to the highest-value processors. The ultimate goal is to provide information to people so they can make the necessary connections to source the wood they require.
In 2012, the BC Community Forest Association and the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations merged the Fibre Connections BC website into the WoodSourceBC.com website. This decision was made to ensure a long-term commitment to developing and sustaining an international wood marketplace for local and foreign buyers and sellers of BC wood products.
The Fibre Officers aligned with Fibre Connections BC are still available to you. Inquiries or proposals received anywhere by government will be directed to one of the Fibre Officers based in communities across the province. The officers will help align requests with specific informational resources.
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How It Started
WoodSourceBC.com is the outcome of the Bridges Project, an initiative supported by a consortium of partners working to create an interactive website that will connect buyers and sellers of BC forest products. In 2009, members of the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) identified the need for small tenure owners such as community forests, private land, first nations tenures and woodlots to connect log sales with local saw millers. The BCCFA prepared and initiated this project with the support of the following project partners:
- British Columbia Community Forest Association
- Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition
- Community Futures Development Corp. of Cariboo-Chilcotin
- Federation of BC Woodlot Associations
- Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT)
- Omineca Beetle Action Coalition
- Pine Beetle Epidemic Response Branch, Ministry of Regional Economic and Skills Development
- Rural Economic Diversification Initiative of B.C.
- Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition
- Western Economic Diversification, Government of Canada