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Communities of Ucluelet and Toquaht First Nation form a Partnership Read more...

Forest Industry Alert: 5 things you need to be on top of when working in the woods during fire season   Jun 02, 2015Forest Practices Board   Read More Read more...

Forest Practices Board

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:27

Recent audits reveal Wildfire Act Issues   Jun 02, 2015BC Forest Practices Board       VICTORIA – A review of forest and range practice audits from 2013 and 2014 finds about half the audits had no issues and half had non-compliance with legislation or areas requiring improvement, according to a report released today. Of the problems found, one-third involved problems with wildfire prevention. “We published 23 audit reports and 12 of those found 24 practices that either didn’t comply with provincial forestry legislation, or were not considered good practice,” said board chair Tim Ryan. “Of most concern is the trend we are seeing in problems related to the Wildfire Act and the requirements to prevent wildfires on logging sites.” Read More Read more...

Court victories have driven monumental shift in economic goals Read more...

Forest Practices Board Report:

Thursday, 28 May 2015 15:36

Wildfire threatens homes and properties throughout B.C.   May 27, 2015Forest Practices Board   VICTORIA – B.C.’s Forest Practices Board warns that little progress has been made in protecting urban interface areas from catastrophic wildfire and we are all responsible. In 2010, the board issued a report and recommendations to government and communities to address the risks of wildfire in urban interface areas. This followup report finds that the work done in the past five years has not addressed the hazard in a meaningful way. ...The report acknowledges that some excellent work has been done and the Province has committed millions of dollars to the effort. But the scale of the problem is so large, and the costs of treatment so high, that it’s merely a drop in the bucket. ...The report also provides a number of suggestions to improve the situation. Read More Read more...

As a way to combat the potentially toxic, metallic waste created by computer components that are thrown away, researchers from the University of Wisconson-Madison (UWM) have come up with a new kind of semiconducting chip--created from trees. Read more...

Auditor General says impact projections needed Read more...

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