Property owners with Douglas firs in their back yards are being encouraged to pre-order a repellent to battle a beetle that has been plaguing the trees.…read more
As warmer weather returns to parts of the province affected by last summer’s wildfires, the BC Wildfire Service is advising British Columbians that some hot spots could re-emerge due to what are called “overwintering” fires.…read more
BC Wildfire Service crews plan to burn piles of woody debris near Williams Lake over the next six weeks to reduce wildfire risks in the area.…read more
The Penticton Fire Department would like to remind residents of the potential wildfire threat during hot summer months and to educate themselves on the susceptibility of homes and property to fire.…read more
Something new and exciting will soon be happening at the lake, courtesy of the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op.
Bruce Ingram, chair of the CLCFC finance committee,…read more
With spring arriving in a big way in the Okanagan, the city is preparing for fire season, and new budget increases from the province could help.…read more
UBC Graduate Student Meike Siegner has completed her report to the BCCFA as part of her doctoral research in the Faculty of Forestry.
“This report is written to inform about the diverse work of community forest managers in BC and seeks to inspire readers that want to learn more about effective leadership in community-based social enterprises.…read more
The West Boundary Community Forest and FESBC, with the support of the Osoyoos Indian Band, have collaborated on a project in the South Area/Kootenay Boundary Region/Selkirk District/Boundary TSA 3 km west of Grand Forks and south of May Creek.…read more
A new job creation program from the United Way and WorkBC that is being piloted in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek/Clinton area offers eligible homeowners an opportunity to have their property assessed for fire mitigation,…read more
Caught off guard by a plan to log more than 600 hectares of treasured local forest, residents near Cottonwood Lake discovered that privately owned lands can be clearcut without public notice,…read more
The provincial government will conduct a review of forest policy as it relates to the Interior, Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson said Tuesday.…read more
The 108 Greenbelt Commission has continued its work to reduce the risk of wildfire in the Walker Valley area of 108 Mile Ranch. This year’s work entails selectively thinning trees in two areas on the west side of the railway track through logging.…read more
With a $3 million boost from Columbia Basin Trust, five large-scale projects will be significantly improving ecosystem health, bringing areas closer to their natural states and improving habitat for many species.…read more
In 1993, less than 30 years ago, an OSB mill in Canada simply did not hire women. It was in that year an order came down for the 10-year-old mill to hire females.…read more
The Fernie Mayor will personally meet with CanWel executives in response to mounting community concern about clearcutting in the area.
It follows a public forum hosted by conservation group Wildsight in Fernie on February 7,…read more
FPInnovations Blog February 27,…read more
Harrison Mooney Vancouver Sun February 26, 2019
B.C.’s Ministry of Public Safety has approved approximately $1.5 million in funding for evacuation route planning to 60 local and regional governments and First Nations communities.…read more
The voracious use of toilet paper in the United States — with the average American using almost three rolls each week and major manufacturers spurning alternative fibres — is destroying Canada’s forests and causing widespread environmental damage,…read more
Each of five north-central B.C. communities will receive $25,000 to develop evacuation route plans in the wake of the massive wildfires over the last two summer.…read more