Changes to forest policy as a result of the Coast Forest Sector Revitalization Initiative, were announced by Premier John Horgan at the annual Truck Loggers Association (TLA) convention. Government is taking steps to reverse a systemic decline that has taken place in the coast forest sector over most of the last two decades.
The BCCFA participated in the initiative to ensure the interests of community forests were included in the deliberations.
The changes include ways to increase the processing of B.C. logs on the coast and to reduce wood waste by redirecting it to B.C.’s pulp and paper mills. First Nations partnerships in the forest sector are also highlighted.