UBCM Endorses Community Forest Program Expansion

BC Community Forest Association
September 20, 2018

UBCM Endorses Community Forest Program Expansion

VICTORIA – Local government officials from across BC met in Whistler earlier this month for the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.

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Linking tenure rights with environmental protection

Securing community forest rights is key to achieving climate goals By Flavie Halais Devex September 19, 2018

Forest areas managed by indigenous and local communities store nearly 300 billion metric tons of carbon — five times more than previously estimated — yet failure for these communities to have their rights formally recognized may lead forest-dependent people unable to protect carbon reserves,

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The newest community forest is a partnership

One-of-a-kind agreement a boon to Pacheedaht First Nation Cougars Central in BC Local News September 19, 2018

A partnership between the Pacheedaht First Nation, the provincial government and the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-operative has resulted in a first-of-its-kind community forest agreement: the Qala:yit Community Forest. 

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Tracing the roots of National Forest Week

In 1920 it was National Forest Fire Prevention week By Cole Wagner Merritt Herald September 19, 2018

According to the Canadian Forestry Association (CFA), National Forest Fire Prevention Week was established around 1920 to promote a greater public awareness towards preserving Canada’s forests. 

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