Monthly Archives: May 2017

Forest management systems

The US organization Walk in the Woods forest education organization has produced a useful description of  the various forest management systems that might be of interest to non-foresters.  Although clearcutting and single tree selection are the most common in BC, some foresters have chosen others to best achieve the objectives for the area being harvested.   

Posted May 24, 2017, by hfhc.


Political Party negotiations-recommendations

The results of the May 9, 2017 Provincial election suggest there is a high potential for a Minority Government with the BC Greens holding the deciding vote on legislative issues and supporting retention of power by either the BC Liberals or NDP.  Negotiations are on-going between the BC Greens and both the BC Liberals and NDP regarding key issues of … Continue reading

Posted May 15, 2017, by hfhc.


Softwood Lumber Agreement-US economist views

Here is an interesting article from a US economist that sheds light on the SLA issue and other trade issues http://tinyurl.com/l9vkft2

Posted May 9, 2017, by hfhc.


Softwood Lumber Agreement-basic info

I (Bill Bourgeois) have learned over my career in the forest industry that the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) with the US is complex involving detailed legal issues. My view is that if you are not directly involved you should be cautious in what you say due to, in effect, not knowing what you are talking about. However, a basic understanding … Continue reading

Posted May 5, 2017, by hfhc.


Forestry and Tourism collaboration

The forestry and tourism sectors operating in the Discovery Islands located near Campbell River have developed a tool to improve communications regarding forest harvest planning http://tinyurl.com/n4oqp5k The tool was developed by the Discovery Islands Working Group to “build effective working relationships and improve communication between the forestry and tourism sectors in the Discovery Islands.  The site includes an interactive map, … Continue reading

Posted May 4, 2017, by hfhc.