Monthly Archives: September 2017

Teachers learn about forestry

The Festival of Forestry program exposes teachers to the forest and forest management.  This year the tour was in Port Alberni.  Take a look at this video to hear the views of teachers.

Posted September 27, 2017, by hfhc.

Video on history of wildfires

The video is 15 minutes well spent if you are interested in the history of wildfires and what we need to do to prevent massive fires in the future.  Thanks to BC Community Forests Association for the heads-up.

Posted September 22, 2017, by hfhc.

Wildfire salvage an opportunity

Expedite wildfire salvage while applying long-term forest stewardship practices is an opportunity. The debate presented in should not delay harvesting. Foresters need to get on with collaborative planning to capitalize on the situation from the perspective of balancing short-term economics, long-term wildfire protection management and restoring/maintaining ecosystem integrity. Lets not miss the opportunity by focusing on debate and bureaucracy. … Continue reading

Posted September 15, 2017, by hfhc.

Long-term or short-term forest management

Government and industry are in discussions re: post wildfire season recovery actions COFI CEO says “discussions about changing forest-management practices are expected to continue beyond the current fire season.” Hopefully these are within the parameters of long-term forest stewardship and not focused on short-term economics. Government and industry need to provide assurances to the public such will be the case. We … Continue reading

Posted September 8, 2017, by hfhc.

Pouring money into interface protection not enough

The Victoria Times editorial suggests more money is needed to treat forest-community interface areas from wildfire.  Although this is correct, the cost is high but could be reduced if Government was to change some policies regarding harvesting of merchantable trees within these areas.  These changes would generate revenue and off-set treatment costs while at the same time protect the interface … Continue reading

Posted September 6, 2017, by hfhc.

Salvage of fire damaged wood underway

Norbord has begun salvaging the trees killed by the Gustafsen wildfire at 100 Mile House Great to see industry working quickly to fully utilize the available fibre as part of forest stewardship.

Posted September 1, 2017, by hfhc.