Monthly Archives: August 2011

Better Community Control Over Forests

The Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities initiative is getting feedback from BC communities. Communities are concerned about the future of local forest landscapes. Communities want a viable and sustainable local forest economy and greater influence in forest land decisions. Click here for the full report from Andrew Mitchell entitled “Better Community Control Over Forests”. BETTER COMMUNITY CONTROL OVER FORESTS Andrew Mitchell The … Continue reading

Posted August 26, 2011, by hfhc.


Will BC Forests Deliver Community Needs?

Our initiative’s Coordinator, Bill Bourgeois, publishes an new piece titled “Will BCs Forests Deliver – A Forester’s Challenge.” The article is being distributed to all CIF members of the Vancouver Section. Will BC Forests Deliver Community Needs? Bill Bourgeois, PhD, RPF Coordinator Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests August 22, 2011 A wide range of knowledgeable forest leaders … Continue reading

Posted August 22, 2011, by hfhc.


Our Response – Vancouver Sun OpEd Piece

Our initiative responds to Robert Gray’s OpEd piece with a Letter to Editor. Re: New solutions needed for wildfire woes, Aug. 16 The communities of Kimberly and Cranbrook, with their partners, should be congratulated in coming up with an innovative approach to move towards independence of Provincial Government funding to address their major issue regarding interface area wildfire management. The … Continue reading

Posted August 16, 2011, by hfhc.


Vancouver Sun OpEd Piece

The Vancouver Sun has published an OpEd piece by Robert Gray regarding the administrative and fiscal challenges facing communities attempting to deal with wildfire woes. The full article can be found here.

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Williams Lake Tribune Letter

The Williams Lake Tribune publishes a Letter to the Editor drafted by our lead Coordinator, Bill Bourgeois (RPF) outlining the need for a new vision for local forests. The full article can be found here.

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Williams Lake Tribune Coverage

The Williams Lake Tribune covers the latest developments from our initiative in its articlePublic input discussed for forestry management.

Posted August 9, 2011, by hfhc.


Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities Interim Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A growing concern began in 2009 and continued through 2010 among professional foresters and biologists, conservationists, academics, community leaders, forest support companies and First Nations that British Columbia (BC) forests are in need of greater attention to meet societal expectations over the long-term. During these conversations a number of initiatives were identified, generating the concept of the Healthy … Continue reading

Posted August 2, 2011, by hfhc.