BC Community Forest Association Welcomes Keynote Speakers and Delegates for 17th Annual Conference and AGM

News Release

October 20, 2021

BCCFA CONFERENCE HEADQUARTERS – KASLO BC and the Traditional Unceded Territory of the Ktunaxa, Sinixt and syilx First Nations: Delegates will be gathering this week for the first-ever virtual BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) conference, which has formerly been held in-person at various local venues in member communities throughout the province for the past 16 years. “Although virtual meetings can never replace face-to-face gatherings, we are excited to connect with friends and colleagues at this week’s online event,” says Jennifer Gunter, Executive Director of the BCCFA.

Over 100 delegates representing community forests, provincial and local government, First Nations, and other forest industry professionals will be participating in the event on October 21st and 22nd, which features informative speakers and important sessions pertinent to community forestry today.

Delegates look forward to hearing from keynote speaker Honorable Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Katrine Conroy as she addresses the conference attendees on Day 2 and announces the 2020 and 2021 Robin Hood Memorial Awards for Excellence in Community Forestry. Additional sessions will include a comprehensive look at modernizing BC forestry policy, reconciliation and relationship building with First Nations, wildfire and fuel reduction, and climate change adaptation as it relates to community forests.

The event is generously sponsored by the BC Council of Forest Industries, BC Forest Safety Council, Forsite Consultants Ltd, Vaagen Fibre Canada and PRT Growing Services Ltd at the Silver Level, as well as the Association of BC Forest Professionals, Mighty Owl Mapping, B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd and the BC Rural Centre at the Bronze Level.

For more information on the conference and the BCCFA visit www.bccfa.ca

 

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Contact:            Susan Mulkey

BCCFA Manager of Communication and Extension
smulkey@bccfa.ca

250-353-1477

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