With the recent announcements of mill closures and pressure on the government to make changes to help lower production costs, I think it is a good time to review how stumpage is calculated and what are the best ways to make adjustments which will help and not hinder the situation.…read more
The province is taking the next step in overhauling an act that manages B.C.’s trees, wildlife, helps slow climate change, and supports reconciliation with First Nations.…read more
A number of representatives with an interest in forestry were at the Chamber of Commerce offices today, meeting with some MLA’s who have been touring communities affected by a downtown in the industry.…read more
Nelson city council has changed some of its construction and landscaping bylaws to help make the city more resistant to wildfire.
The changes are based on the understanding that a fire in the city is more likely to be started by an ember shower that could travel up to two kilometres,…read more
In a media release, the B.C. government said it has allocated another $1,413,349 in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to eight local governments and First Nations communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects.…read more
“Recreation” might sound like all fun and games, but managing a forest with that aim is anything but. It requires a lot of careful planning,…read more
The province of British Columbia will fund $3.3 million towards training and work experience in the forestry sector.
Stillwater Consulting will deliver the training on the government’s behalf in Cranbrook,…read more
Dear Minister Donaldson:
Re: Public Engagement on Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act
As part of government’s public consultation on proposed amendments to FRPA,…read more
The Government of B.C. is taking the first step toward ensuring that more B.C. logs are processed in B.C., creating jobs for British Columbians by applying a new,…read more
The Government of Canada’s new rules for assessing major projects will ensure that good projects get built while protecting our environment and communities, creating economic opportunities for Canadians,…read more
Fire ecologist Robert Gray makes the same argument every year — wildfires are at a crisis level and removing their fuel by thinning British Columbia’s forests is the best way to mitigate them.…read more
The foundations of Canada’s forestry sector are changing as First Nations, strengthened by legal victories and legislation, look for more control of the woods.
A greater share of forestry rights could help open the way to greater economic independence,…read more
Are you a British Columbian pursuing forestry-related post-secondary education or training in BC in 2019/20?
Then you should apply for a Forestry Friendly Communities Education &…read more
Canfor’s recent announcement it will reduce production at two more sawmills this summer in Prince George adds to a growing list of more than 20 temporary and indefinite curtailments of such facilities across British Columbia,…read more
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Planting 1 trillion trees could be the best way to reduce the effects of climate change,…read more
North Cowichan wants the province to explore the feasibility of adopting a new model of regionally based forest management in B.C.…read more
In a new report, the Forest Practices Board recommends that government adopt a tactical forest planning process to direct forestry operations on Crown land.
“For more than 20 years,…read more