Category: What’s New

Will BC Government commit to wildfire adaptation strategies?

BC Government track record in dealing with catastrophic events is consistent with those of other world jurisdictions but short-term focused.  BC commitments to developing and supporting adaptation strategies are outlined in Wildfire adaptive management actions This information is relevant to 2017 wildfire season reviews being conducted.  Will Government listen?

Posted December 28, 2017, by hfhc.


Urban forest video

A new video by Lorian Nesbitt regarding the urban forest has been added (page 9) to the Forest sector video-description links 

Posted December 20, 2017, by hfhc.


Building public confidence-BCGEU report

The BCGEU Compliance and Enforcement comprehensive report on Government staffing related to natural resources provides a clear message of the need for more resources if public confidence in forest management is to be achieved as mentioned in http://bcforestconversation.com/building-confidence-forest-management-integrated-approach/ 

Posted , by hfhc.


Building Confidence in Forest Management-an integrated approach

Three questions contribute to building trust in forest management:  Is the public aware of proposed plans and activities? Are the public expectations being met through implementation of plans and activities? Is there adequate compliance and enforcement? Building community and public confidence in forest manager decision-making would benefit from the nesting of instruments associated with answering each of these questions.  Building … Continue reading

Posted November 23, 2017, by hfhc.


Building confidence in BC forest management-compliance and enforcement

Communities and concerned citizens are demanding more assurance BC forests are being managed for long-term sustainability and to meet community needs. Building Public confidence-Compliance and Enforcement is the third opinion paper posted directed at improving public consultation and engagement.  Compliance and Enforcement is a critical aspect of building public trust in the management of BC forests.  

Posted November 18, 2017, by hfhc.


Forest management and CO2 emissions mitigation

The Canadian Forestry Service climate change researchers have evaluated several potential  Forest management strategies-CO2 emissions mitigation The article provides ideas related to full utilization of forest fibre, community diversification and emissions reduction but some actions may not be currently practical or economic in BC. 

Posted October 30, 2017, by hfhc.


BC Forest Discovery Centre video

Take a look at this video describing the plan for expanding the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan https://youtu.be/9nnSpsIGaPIat We need more of these exhibits across BC

Posted October 20, 2017, by hfhc.


Forest industry statistics

The Truck Loggers Magazine has a useful article http://www.tla.ca/sites/default/files/tlbc_fall_2017_fnl_lores.pdf (page 32) regarding forest industry job statistics.

Posted October 13, 2017, by hfhc.


Building confidence in forest management-Professional Reliance

Implementation of the  2005 Professional Reliance model has not generated the desired public confidence in BC forest management decision-making.  Communities and concerned citizens are demanding more assurance BC forests are being managed for long-term sustainability and to meet community needs. Building public confidence-Professional Reliance is one of 3 opinion papers being posted that are directed at improving public consultation and engagement. 

Posted October 9, 2017, by hfhc.


Building public confidence in forest management-consultation

The lack of adequate community consultation in forest management decision-making is eroding public confidence.  Communities and concerned citizens are demanding more opportunity for input and influence. Building Public confidence-Community consultation is one of 3 opinion papers being posted that are directed at improving public consultation and engagement. 

Posted October 2, 2017, by hfhc.