Forest management faces multiple challenges, crowd told

Forest management in B.C. is confronted with a triple challenge — a supply-side shortfall, increasing market demand and the likelihood that governments will continue to restrain spending. Panellists who spoke on long-term forest management for multiple values as part of a silviculture workshop at TRU on Tuesday made it clear that the path ahead won’t be an easy one.

…Logan Lake has one of 60 community forests either in existence or seeking approval in B.C. Manager Don Brown described it as good model for long-term forest management since it incorporates a range of values, including fire protection, employment and sustainability.

Bill Bourgeois of New Direction Forest Management said that communities need to have a greater say in management of the local resource.

“We have to build a community forest culture,” he said.


Mar 06, 2013
Kamloops Daily News

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“We’ve got a political bubble happening right now and we don’t know what it’s going to look like until it’s done,” said Rick Sommer, Thompson Rivers district manager with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations….

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