The 2.9 million hectare Dawson Creek Forest District provides an estimated 1,700 jobs, ranging from truck drivers and equipment operators to camp crews. Species harvested include spruce, pine, balsam, and aspen, in quantities enough to build more than 33,000 houses annually. An extensive silviculture program is in place.
Louisiana Pacific has operated an oriented strandboard plant in Dawson Creek since 1987. It is one of the major employers in manufacturing. Manufacturing in the City consists of small and medium-size businesses producing wood products, steel fabrication and welding. Opportunities are bountiful for value-added processing of wood, oil & gas, and agriculture resources.
Ministry of Forests and Range
Louisiana Pacific Building Products