Quesnel hosts UBC’s international forestry students

By Cassidy Dankochik
Quesnel Cariboo Observer
October 7, 2021

Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson spent more than an hour talking to and answering questions from UBC Masters of International Forestry students. The students are in Quesnel to experience forestry outside of the classroom. Simpson spoke about his role as mayor advocating for Quesnel’s forest industry to the provincial government. He also spoke about taking an ecology first approach to forestry, mentioning environmental activist’s Greta Thunberg’s recent comments that world leaders just go ‘blah blah blah’ when talking about climate issues. …Simpson said he disagreed with the current ministry of forests plans to focus on timber. Instead, Simpson advocates for finding more value in a shrinking timber supply. The UBC Master of International Forestry is a 10-month, course-based master’s program that provides the knowledge, skills, and tools required to address the social, environmental, and economic challenges of the global forest and natural resources management for students from around the world.

READ MORE

Related Post

December 1, 2021

Huu-ay-aht First Nations confirms 33 per cent old growth remains and announces preliminary decision on Old Growth Deferrals

November 30, 2021 Anacla, British Columbia – Tayii Ḥaw̓ił

December 1, 2021

Indigenous Peoples Sharing Perspectives – FESBC Winter Report

62 FORESTRY PROJECTS THROUGHOUT B.C. LED BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES