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New community forest likely for area near Likely, Big Lake

April 01, 2017 LIKELY – Opportunities for increased local forest stewardship near Likely and Big Lake, east of Williams Lake, could become reality following an invitation from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson to the Likely-Xatśūll Community Forest and Big Lake Community Association to apply for a community forest agreement. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201792 Views

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Partnership lands invitation for community forest near Fort Nelson

March 24, 2017 FORT NELSON – Opportunities for greater input into local forest management are expanding near Fort Nelson following an invitation from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson to the Fort Nelson First Nation and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality to apply for a community forest agreement. Fort Nelson First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2017102 Views

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Pacheedaht First Nation, Cowichan Lake invited to apply for community forest

March 16, 2017 DUNCAN – Proponents of the Qala-yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest are being invited to apply for a unique community forest agreement, the first community forest agreement that allows for a new form of partnership with BC Timber Sales through a reduced volume condition contained in the agreement. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201798 Views

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Using innovation to drive commercialization in B.C.’s forest sector

March 02, 2017 VICTORIA – The challenge is clear. While British Columbia’s forest sector has a distinct advantage in market development, there are untapped opportunities related to innovation. The Province is announcing today the launch of the Clean-Tech Innovation Strategy for the B.C. Forest Sector. The strategy, done in partnership with FPInnovations, will help maximize […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017106 Views

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Tsay Keh Dene forestry company gets good audit report

VICTORIA – An audit of non-replaceable forest licence (NRFL) A62375 in the Mackenzie Natural Resource District, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to a report released today. Planning and forestry activities on the licence were conducted by Chu Cho Industries LP, which is owned by the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation. “We are pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201765 Views

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Province, K’ómoks and Qualicum First Nations partner with forestry agreements

Dec. 14, 2016 COURTENAY – Members of the K’ómoks and Qualicum First Nations have an enhanced voice in local forest stewardship and greater opportunity for economic development through forestry agreements signed with the Province today, moving British Columbia and the First Nations further down the path of reconciliation. Among the agreements signed, a 25-year First […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201690 Views

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Community forests in the Peace get good audit results

VICTORIA – Audits of the Tumbler Ridge and Little Prairie community forests, in the Peace Resource District, found compliance with B.C.’s forestry legislation, according to the audit reports released today. “We are pleased to see that both of these community forests carried out good forest practices and fully met the requirements of the Forest and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201681 Views

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Changes to Board Membership Announced – FPB

November 24, 2016 VICTORIA – Cabinet has made a number of appointments to the Forest Practices Board. Tim Ryan will be staying on as chair of the board for a second term. Ryan has issued the following statements upon the appointment of Ken Higginbotham to the board, and the re-appointment of current members Marlene Machmer […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016107 Views

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BC Rural Dividend gains momentum with second intake

Nov. 16, 2016 VICTORIA – In response to the second intake of the $75-million BC Rural Dividend, 289 applications were received from communities, not-for-profit associations and First Nations throughout the province. Launched Oct. 3, 2016, the second application intake closed Oct. 31. The high number of applications received reflects a 60% increase from the first […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201686 Views

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Canadian Museum of Nature announces winners of 2016 national Nature Inspiration Awards

Ottawa, November 9, 2016—A new slate of individuals, not-for-profit organisations and businesses are recipients of the 2016 Nature Inspiration Awards from the Canadian Museum of Nature. They include a teen environmental ambassador, a marine research network, a multimedia company that tells nature stories, a mining company that implements environmental practices, a visionary CEO of a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2016120 Views

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