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Public input invited on Cranbrook and Invermere timber supply areas

September 8, 2016 Comments are being accepted until Nov. 7, 2016, on two discussion papers released today as part of comprehensive timber supply reviews for the Cranbrook and Invermere timber supply areas. Public feedback on the discussion papers will be considered by the chief forester before setting new allowable annual cut levels for the two […]

by pmnationtalk on September 9, 2016190 Views

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CNC receives one million to establish industrial research chair

The College of New Caledonia and the regional forest industry in central British Columbia have partnered to establish a long-term industrial research chair in forest health. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced a one million dollar grant for CNC, to fund the position for five years. The one million dollars will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201668 Views

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Province sets agenda to address forest sector competitiveness

August 31, 2016 The provincial government today released its agenda to enhance the competitiveness of B.C.’s forest sector so that it continues to make investments and provide family-supporting jobs in communities throughout the province. The agenda called “Strong Past, Bright Future” contains 49 strategic actions to address three key inter-related goals: healthy, resilient forests; diverse, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201666 Views

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Squamish Nation forestry company gets good audit report

August 30, 2016 VICTORIA – An audit of Forestry Licence to Cut A82551, in the Sea to Sky 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 SN Forestry Operations Ltd., which is owned by the Squamish Nation. “We are […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2016100 Views

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New allowable annual cut level set for Tree Farm Licence 39

Effective August 29, 2016, the allowable annual cut for Western Forest Products’ Tree Farm Licence 39 is 1,416,300 cubic metres chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today. Tree Farm Licence 39 covers 360,487 hectares, with 148,879 hectares available for timber harvesting, and is made up of four distinct supply blocks. Block 1 is located on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2016106 Views

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Board to audit Husby Forest Products in Haida Gwaii

August 15, 2016 VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board will examine the forestry activities of Husby Forest Products Ltd. on forest licence A16869 in the Haida Gwaii Resource District, during the week of August 22, 2016. Auditors will assess whether forest planning and practices carried out between August 2014 and August 2016, met the requirements […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201655 Views

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Woodland licence signed with Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band

August 12, 2016 The Province has issued a First Nations woodland licence to Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band, enhancing employment and economic opportunities in the region. This 25-year First Nations woodland licence allows the Nee Tahi Buhn to harvest 6,200 cubic metres of timber per year from their traditional territory. The agreement covers 3,447 hectares of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 12, 2016118 Views

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Woodland licence signed with Lake Babine Nation

The Province has issued a First Nations woodland licence to Lake Babine Nation, enhancing employment and economic opportunities in the region. The area-based licence has an initial term of 25 years. It covers 36,500 hectares and has an allowable annual cut of about 74,000 cubic metres. It is unique among First Nations woodland licences in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201696 Views

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British Columbia protects old-growth forests in South Coast Region

April 28, 2016 The B.C. government has established 6,482 old growth management areas (OGMAs) under the Oil and Gas Activities Act, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson has announced. The old growth management areas cover 186,198 hectares in 58 Landscape Units within the Sea to Sky Natural Resource District, the Sunshine Coast […]

by pmnationtalk on April 28, 2016123 Views

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COFI Convention 2016 a great success

April 18, 2016 The 2016 edition of the COFI Annual Convention lived up to the event’s long-standing reputation as the premier forest industry event in Western Canada. COFI’s number one goal is to help create the conditions for a thriving, sustainable, globally competitive forest industry. Presenters at this year’s convention provided lots of food for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2016140 Views

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