What is WoodSourceBC?
WoodSourceBC was created to provide anyone who works with wood, and anyone who creates wood products, an opportunity to network with each other. Whether you are selling logs, buying lumber, building homes, or creating fine furniture, this website offers you the chance to make new business relationships closer to home and in others parts of the world.
Who can use WoodSourceBC?
Anyone who works with wood and anyone who creates wood products. WoodSourceBC was designed to connect buyers and sellers of BC forest products. This website will help to connect BC Community Forest Associations members, woodlot licensees, first nations tenures, private forest land owners, remanufacturers, woodworkers and others to access up to date information on the availability of wood products for sale within BC's forest communities.
As a seller you MUST be from BC.
As a buyer you can be from anywhere in the world.
Why would I want to use WoodSourceBC?
It's an opportunity to help you to find ways to find new buyers and sellers, increase your margins, decrease your expenses, and discover new business opportunities.
WoodSourceBC is another step in creating economically and socially sustainable communities. When a local business purchases local raw materials, more money stays in the community. The money used to pay for local materials and products will circulate through the community many times.
Does it cost to join WoodSourceBC?
Who pays the operating costs of WoodSourceBC?
WoodSourceBC.com is the outcome of the Bridges Project. 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
How do I sign up for WoodSourceBC?
To sign up simply Create An Account, it's easy and only takes a few minutes.
Why do I have to wait two business days after I sign up for my listings to show?
A staff member at WoodSourceBC reviews each signup to ensure that all accounts are legitimate users. It is our way to ensure the quality of the postings on WoodSourceBC is maintained. Once your account has been approved, listings you create in the future are posted immediately.