Challenges

Key Challenges
Key challenges identified through the Briefs are discussed in this seventh category.

IF BC MANAGED ITS FOREST SUSTAINABLY

MAINTAINING THE FOREST LANDS ASSET

PROVIDING A PROVINCIAL FOREST LANDS VISION

INTEGRATING FIRST NATIONS KNOWLEDGE

PROVIDING LAWS TO DELIVER FOREST LANDS VISION

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN LAND USE PLANNING

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN FOREST MANAGEMENT

PROVIDING FOREST RESOURCES INVENTORIES

PROVIDING SUITABLE MONITORING SYSTEMS

FILLING KNOWLEDGE GAPS

WILDFIRE PROTECTION

CREATING COMMUNITY FOREST LANDS VISIONS



THE CHALLENGE: If BC Managed its Forests Sustainably (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response from our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs of the Dean of the UBC Faculty of Forestry, John Innes. How do we demonstrate the answer to each of these questions is yes?

THE CHALLENGE: Maintaining the Forest Lands Asset (June 8, 2011) – A detailed response from our initiative to the forest asset challenge of cumulative Background Briefs: How do we encourage potentially interested parties (investors, Government, communities, First Nations, professionals) to participate actively in maintaining the forest lands asset in BC?

THE CHALLENGE: Providing a Provincial Forest Lands Vision (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialists John Innes, Steve Mitchell and Ken Zielke, Bryce Bancroft and Gordon Weetman. How do we encourage Government to enter into a provincial forest vision that will legally guide strategic and operational decisions to maintain or enhance the BC forest lands asset?

THE CHALLENGE: Creating a Community Forest Lands Vision (June 20, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialist John Innes, Steve Mitchell, Zielke, Bryce and Weetman, Kozak and Holseth and Brigham and Belcher: How do we encourage communities to create a vision for their surrounding forest lands to meet their needs and demand decision-makers use it as a guide for management and continue to involve communities in measuring progress to its attainment?

THE CHALLENGE:Integrating First Nations Knowledge (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialists Keith Atkinson and Tim Brigham and Brian Belcher. How can a collaborative working relationship be created and maintained between local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities to deliver an integrated vision for the local forest lands?

THE CHALLENGE: Providing Laws to Deliver a Forest Lands Vision (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialists Andrew Gage, Jon O’Riordon and Ken Zielke, Bryce Bancroft and Gordon Weetman. What mechanisms are needed to enable communities to demand Government ensure governance instruments are consistent with delivery of the provincial and community visions?

THE CHALLENGE: Community Involvement in Land Use Planning (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialists Howie Harshaw, Ray Pillman and Stuart Aird and Jon O’Riordon. What cost-effective mechanisms can be created to ensure community (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) needs are included in updating and implementing strategic land use plans?

THE CHALLENGE: Community Involvement in Forest Management (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialist Bob Craven. How can the current mechanisms be modified to ensure community needs are adequately considered in the development and implementation of Forest Stewardship Plans and/or Sustainable Forest Management Plans?

THE CHALLENGE: Providing Forest Resource Inventories (June 17, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by a forest industry planner, Shawn Meisner. How can we encourage forest managers and inventory specialists to work collaboratively to utilize available funding in delivering on current demands for resource inventories? How do we encourage decision-makers to provide adequate and stable inventory funding to provide the necessary data and information to assist forest managers in meeting community needs?

THE CHALLENGE: Providing Suitable Monitoring Systems – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent specialist John Innes, Fred Bunnell and Kim Iles. How can Government be convinced to adequately resource monitoring of the conditions of local forest lands as a priority?

THE CHALLENGE: Filling Knowledge Gaps (June 8, 2011) – A detailed response from our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs of the Dean of the UBC Faculty of Forestry, John Innes, and knowledgeable researchers Alan Vyse, Barbara Hawkins and Cindy Prescott. With the expectation that there will be limited funds, how can we create a vibrant research sector capable of generating new ideas and products, enhancing the competitiveness of the sector, and ensuring forest practices are sustainable?

THE CHALLENGE: Wildfire Protection (June 8, 2011) – A detailed response by our initiative to the challenge contained in the Background Briefs drafted by preeminent wildfire specialists Bruce Blackwell and Bob Gray: How do we establish innovative funding mechanisms for communities to generate revenue from nearby forests to support necessary forest treatments?