An Interview with Harley Wright

B.C.’s community forests are at the heart of sustaining rural regions

By Jill Hayward
The North Thompson Star/Journal
December 31, 2021

Harley Wright is voicing his concerns about the future of community forests in British Columbia. Wright is the chair of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society, and is the past president of the British Columbia Community Forest Association. In a recent interview with Black Press, Wright says he is concerned to see B.C.’s community forest organizations struggling in trying to show what the positive benefits are they are creating for their communities and for the land, as a result of their community forests. “That’s something that the provincial government hasn’t necessarily recognized,” said Wright, who says the provincial government is currently conducting a review of all of the community forests within B.C. …The review includes all of the community forests within the province, along with the Intentions Paper (which discusses the current intended direction of new legislation being considered)…

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