Monthly Archives: August 2017

Use of wood waste for community diversification

The use of  wood waste from forest harvesting or wood processing can have a greater value than its use for bio-energy as outlined in Logging residue-opportunities lost.  Washington State University has developed a new technology for the use of lignin (a by product of wood processing and bio-chemical digestion technologies) for use in car manufacturing  https://tinyurl.com/ya49amdb.  Other research is on-going in … Continue reading

Posted August 27, 2017, by hfhc.


Forest protection investment needed for sustainable managed forests and community resiliency

Bill Tieleman’s opinion  https://tinyurl.com/ybmdau8h is neglect in wildfire protection due to low investment by BC Liberals was a major factor in the current wildfire situation. Whether you agree with the analysis or not, it is clear we need to invest in the forest relative to a number of issues previously identified in HFHC documents as part of long-term forest stewardship. … Continue reading

Posted August 16, 2017, by hfhc.


Video regarding value of student forest field trips

The Federation of  BC Woodlot Associations has a new short video on the value to students of a forest field trip  Video “A Walk in the Woods”  Teachers are encouraged to take a look. There are numerous opportunities for field trips across BC both in rural and urban communities. National Forest Week-BC Coalition  https://www.bcnfw.ca/ is a good place to start if … Continue reading

Posted August 13, 2017, by hfhc.


Planting decisions considering climate change

UBC research shows BC foresters are including climate change into reforestation decision-making in “change & changes in silvicultural practices,” Julie Sheppard  https://tinyurl.com/ybusrkbx

Posted August 7, 2017, by hfhc.


Full utilization of fibre through cluster creation

The Corewood Sawmill in Houston (Tahtsa Group) https://tinyurl.com/y78klznu champions a cluster partnership with forest companies to fully utilize available wood fibre and boost the local economy.  This is consistent with the recommendations in Logging residue-opportunities lost Well Done!

Posted August 3, 2017, by hfhc.