Ten per cent of a research forest operated by the University of British Columbia near Williams Lake has been burned by wildfire this summer.
The board of directors of Burns Lake’s newest community forest – Chinook Community Forest – considered its first year of operations a “success.” From April 1,
Forests around West Kelowna have a third as many trees as they once did because of fire-prevention efforts.
By Anna KroupinaAug 01, 2017
Crows News Pass Herald
FireSmart Canada strongly recommends managing vegetation around one’s yard and home as a way to mitigate the risk of wildfire.
By Mark NielsenAug 01, 2017
Prince George Citizen
Premier John Horgan says he’s confident the federal government will be there to help British Columbia take the steps needed to prevent more wildfires from threatening communities once this season’s series of massive outbreaks has been dealt with.
A dry lightning strike hit the HP CF last week. Resources for air and ground attack are limited given the situation in the Cariboo. Hoping for some more help soon.
By Max WinkelmanJul 27,
Twenty years ago, microbiologist Barry Goodell, now a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues discovered a unique system that some microorganisms use to digest and recycle wood.
By John CrawfordJun 23, 2017
The BC Legislature has a new speaker — and that means John Rustad has a new job.
The Harrop-Procter Community Co-Operative was awarded the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry. In its second year, this $10,000 grant honours past president of the BCCFA and community forest champion,
By Jim Hilton, professional agrologist and foresterJun 15, 2017
Williams Lake Tribune
Last week the members of the Standing Committee for the Williams Lake Community Forest toured some harvesting under way next to Woodland Drive.
By Chris BolsterMay 31,
By Amy McDermottMay 22, 2017
The United States Forest Service is about to release a huge new database chronicling the abundance and diversity of lichens across the country.
By Alex CooperMay 19, 2017
Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation’s first dividend to the City of Revelstoke will go towards a special project.
By Paul QuinnMay 17, 2017
RBC Capital Markets
Russ Taylor and his team at Wood Markets hosted its annual softwood log and lumber conference in Vancouver last week.
Check out this innovative approach to reporting out to the community!
NACFOR’s newly posted infographic – it’s a great snapshot of their 2016 activities.
By Bronwyn ScottMay 11, 2017
Alaska Highway News
The economic viability of the Northern Rockies hangs in the balance as the province’s new push to protect boreal caribou impedes the region’s planned rejuvenation of its forestry industry.
By Flavio NienowMay 10, 2017
Burns Lake District News
Local contractors recently had a chance to provide feedback to the Burns Lake Community Forest (BLCF) on its existing contract and bidding award policy.
By Jon HernandezMay 08, 2017
As steady streams of raw logs flow overseas, and hefty softwood lumber bills blockade the south,
General manager George Brcko highlighted the WGCFC (CF) activities for 2016, what is planned for 2017 and summed up the past five years of accomplishments for the Community Forest.