Monthly Archives: April 2017

Update-2017 Political Party forestry commitments comparison

An update comparison of the current (April 24th) BC Liberals, BC NDP and BC Greens election platform commitments regarding forestry are presented in Political forestry commitments-2017 election-update.  Overall, the commitments are a major disappointment but the BC NDP and BC Greens have a few interesting suggestions.  The BC Liberals have adopted a status quo approach.  In summary: The BC Liberals, BC … Continue reading

Posted April 25, 2017, by hfhc.

Forest management certification in BC

Communities have asked for influence on the strategic management of local forests.  A description of the background and methodology to capitalize on opportunities exists in Community influence-local forest decision-making info. Forest management certification is one of the tools that communities can use to influence the forest practices in their local forests.  Much of BC has been certified by one or … Continue reading

Posted April 19, 2017, by hfhc.

2017 Political Party forestry commitments comparison

A comparison of the current (April 17th) political party election platform commitments regarding forestry are presented in Political forestry commitments-2017 election.  Overall, the commitments of both the BC Liberals and the BC NDP are a major disappointment.  They are too general, lack meaningful actions and overall do not reflect the recommendations from BC concerned citizens. They are grossly deficient in dealing with … Continue reading

Posted April 17, 2017, by hfhc.

Building the value-added sector

BC is facing a declining timber supply, closure of more primary wood product mills, economic impacts to rural communities and forest sector job losses.  Growing the Secondary Wood Manufacturing Sector provides an opportunity to more fully utilize the available fibre and reduce or eliminate these impacts. Building through clusters  describes an opportunity to increase community diversification, move toward full utilization … Continue reading

Posted April 14, 2017, by hfhc.

Long-term forest stewardship-leadership

There is an opportunity to build on the positive results of the TLA communities survey   ( while generating the leadership needed to implement the HFHC dialogue community recommendations.  Building on the TLA Communities Survey Report outlines how this could be accomplished if the TLA or someone else adopts the leadership role.

Posted April 10, 2017, by hfhc.