Eye on BC’s Forests: The FPB Chair’s Message

“A results-based framework does not focus upon how we get to the result we want to achieve.” Tim Ryan

Forest Practices Board

Over its 20 years, the Forest Practices Board has published some 500 audits, investigations and special reports; a few of which, for one reason or another, have ended up being controversial. This past summer, the Forest Stewardship Plans Need Improvement special investigation (FSP) was one of those few reports. It garnered accolades from some for “saying it like it is,” and criticism from others for the tone taken in the Board’s commentary and executive summary and for not reporting the “on-the-ground results.” Initially, in many instances, forest industry representatives, professionals, government staff, and others did not read beyond page one of the report.

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