Flash animation content: The Flammulated Owl is a cavity-nesting bird found in Ponderosa Pine and Douglas-fir forests. Weighing only 50 grams, it is one of the smallest owls in North America and feeds entirely on insects. First Peoples: Athapaskan-speaking peoples of the Cold Forests transformed trade materials such as beads and cloth into creations that were both practical and beautiful. Kaska bag from Dease Lake. History: Loading a logging truck, Holding Lumber Company, Chase, 1950s. Photo credits Forests background image. Stephen Cannings. Flammulated Owl. Stephen Cannings. Kaska bag. RBCM 19434. Logging truck, Holding Lumber Company. BC Archives F-09094.
Forests clothe the wet coastline,
climb into the mountains, grow throughout the cold north and spread into the dry grasslands of British Columbia.
These different kinds of forests support a multitude of natural life and provide food, shelter and wealth.
Forests are constantly transformed by people and natural forces, despite their vastness.