Sunshine Coast

Community Forest ready to log in Wilson Creek By Sean Eckford Coast Reporter November 2, 2017

The Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) is set to begin harvesting in Wilson Creek and Halfmoon Bay now that work at the site of the 2015 Old Sechelt Mine wildfire is wrapping up – and the new activity could reignite opposition to logging in the area.

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McBride CF Chooses New Manager

New manager for bedeviled community forest By Andru McCracken The Rocky Mountain Goat October 30, 2017

The McBride Community Forest Corporation (MCFC) has chosen local forester Gene Runtz as its new manager. 

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Fort Nelson meeting to update residents on community forest plan

BCCFA ED will be there! Alaska Highway News October 18, 2017

What’s a community forest? What’s involved, who’s involved, and what are the benefits? Residents in the Northern Rockies are encouraged to attend an open house Thursday night at the Phoenix Theatre to learn those answers and more about the push to develop a community forest in the region. 

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Lower North Thompson CF – A Success Story

The Challenge – Stewardship and Sustainability

The Solution – Have Sawmill Will Travel

The Province has featured LNTCF and their efforts to be diverse economic drivers in the communities they serve.

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BCCFA at the UBCM Trade Show

BCCFA had a presence at the 2017 UBCM Convention in Vancouver recently. With new banners and brochures, and information on the important role of community forests and woodlots in fuel reduction and wildland urban interface treatments we spoke with local and provincial government representatives.

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First Nations to receive skills training funding

By Barbara Geernaert Prince George Citizen October 13, 2017

First Nations in northeast B.C. will receive a $390,000 investment from the B.C. government to help participants build skills and explore careers in environmental stewardship and natural resource development. 

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Opinion: Bringing public confidence to B.C.’s forest management

By Christine Gelowitz, CEO, Association of BC Forest Professionals Vancouver Sun October 10, 2017
Christine Gelowitz, RPF

The recent announcement from Environment Minister George Heyman setting the terms of reference for the government’s review of professional reliance in the natural resource sector brings some much-needed clarity to an item that was promised by both the NDP and Green Party during the election.

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