2015 BCCFA Conference and AGM

2015 Conference Report

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Thank you to our tremendous hosts, the Wells Gray Community Forest and the community of Clearwater. Their efforts were completely over the top. We value everyone who took time out of their busy lives to join us. The community forest network was strengthened and enriched because of everyone’s participation.


Community Forests and Visual Quality – Peter Rennie, MFLNRO, Visual Resource Specialist

BCCFA Key Initiatives Update – Jennifer Gunter, BCCFA Executive Director

Community Forest Program Update – Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Doug Stewart, Forest Tenures Branch Director, Emma Neill, Senior Timber Tenures Forester and Neil Edwards, First Nations Relations Branch, First Nations Policy Forester

Harrop-Procter’s Approach to setting the AAC – Erik Leslie, RPF and Manager of Harrop Procter Community Forest Cooperative

Community Forest Economic Study – Randy Sunderman, for Southern Beetle Action Committee

BC Forest Safety Council – Working with Community Forests – Dustin Meierhofer, Director, Transportation

The Cheakamus Community Forest Carbon Project – Heather Beresford, Environmental Stewardship Manager for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Satnam Manhas, RPF, Ecosystems Services Manager, Ecotrust Canada, Joseph Pallant, Brinkman Climate

Forest Carbon and Atmospheric Benefits Agreements – Doug Stewart, Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resources Operations

Recruiting and Training Future Forest Workers – Greg Neelin, Manager, Community Eduction and Workplace Training Selkirk College


Distance Education Network for BC Community Forests – Rick Chester, BCIT

Community Forest Showcase: Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative – Steve Lorimer and Brooke Hodson