Category: Community influence

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 December 20, 2017, 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.


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.


A framework for a new forest decision-making Governance Model

The dissatisfaction with the current forest management decision-making system has been actively discussed for over two decades, commonly in the form of tenure reform and more local/community control.  These are not of interest to the key governing bodies (Government & industry) and consequently, discounted.  A Governance model-a conceptual framework is presented as a more acceptable option within the existing system. Local … Continue reading

Posted June 22, 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.


Community involvement in climate leadership plan

Bill Bourgeois opinion-As part of the public consultation on the BC Climate Leadership Plan, a Climate Leadership Plan-submission was provided that recommended climate change actions be integrated with forest activities and involve communities.  Implementation of these recommendations could use the Regional District as the basis.

Posted April 15, 2016, by hfhc.


UBCM Forest Policy Decision-making Survey

The UBCM rpt-Forest_Policy_Decision-making survey reports 85 per cent of 66 community respondents reported experiences of inadequate community consultation or engagement by tenure holders regarding forestry decisions. This confirms the views of communities heard during the HFHC dialogue in 2011-2013. “The survey results reconfirm what previous reports have already concluded: forest policy decisions need to be made in an open and … Continue reading

Posted March 14, 2016, by hfhc.