2017 and 2018 were record-setting wildfire seasons in B.C., and experts are predicting the 2019 season could be equally severe. The Canadian Forest Service said in a recent briefing that current forecasting models show above-average fire danger and severity for most of B.C.…read more
The NDP government’s latest foray into regulating timber allocations and forest tenures has triggered a sharp-edged exchange of between the industry and Premier John Horgan.…read more
As British Columbia is bracing for another intense wildfire season, the provincial government is urging people to prepare for more wildfires in the province and be cautious of wildfires over the Victoria Day long weekend.…read more
There’s a prevailing perception among business leaders and investors and even within some First Nations communities that you can’t get a resource development project built in B.C.…read more
A growing wildfire in British Columbia’s southern Okanagan region has prompted additional evacuation alerts for several properties west of the town of Osoyoos.
Residents of 13 properties along Sumac Road and Highway 3 in Cawston are being warned to be ready to leave on short notice as a wildfire sparked Monday by a burning vehicle has now scorched four square kilometres of bush.…read more
Move over autumnal equinox, there’s a new season in town.
That’s the somewhat cheeky message from the BC Centre for Disease Control, which is advising British Columbians to be ready to protect themselves from the potential harmful effects of worsening air quality as wildfires begin to flare up once again.…read more
Mayor Linda Brown is eager to explore community forestry and long-term development in her hometown of Merritt after returning from a recent conference.
Brown said she was busy networking at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) event last week,…read more
Forestry has been top of mind among Burns Lake residents for the past week as the government has started its public comment period on the Lakes Timber Supply Area (TSA).…read more
The Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF),one of 50+ community managed forests inthe province, is completing a fuel-thinning wildfire risk mitigation project as part of a landscape level fuel break on the southern slopes of Whistler Mountain.…read more
Local economic benefits and the importance of trails used by mountain bikers were two recurring themes that were brought up during the open house about Squamish’s proposed community forest.…read more
After two record-breaking wildfire seasons,…read more
The COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION (CHN) and communities on Haida Gwaii have worked collaboratively for many years to manage a COMMUNITY FOREST based on shared principles of stewardship and community benefits and aim to have the forest’s tenure allocated in the coming year.…read more
In the West Coast Region in the Haida Gwaii District, Taan Forest, an enterprise established by HaiCo in
2010 to manage forests incorporating Haida values,
The B.C. government has released its updated action plan in response to the government-commissioned, independent Abbott/Chapman report on the unprecedented 2017 wildfire and flood seasons in British Columbia.…read more
Provincial minister of forests, lands, natural resource operations and rural development Doug Donaldson joined Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons for an NDP-hosted event at Wildwood Public House on Wednesday,…read more
The BC Forest Discovery Centre has played a vital role in showcasing the history of the forestry industry.
But Chris Gale, general manager of the Centre,…read more
West Chilcotin Forest Products (WCFP), a company owned by the Ulkatcho First Nation, is pleased to announce that work on a fibre recovery program is well underway thanks to the approval of funding by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C.…read more
Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to BC’s Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP). The donation supports the First Nations program which provides an opportunity for First Nations youth to gain skills and exposure to forest industry opportunities.…read more