The BC Government and forest industry promote a high level of Sustainable Forest Management. Their rationale is usually based on the existing legislation, regulations and policies and the fact a large percentage of BC forests have third part forest certification. However, there are a number of deficiencies in this approach that could be rectified, in-part, by adopting the recommendations presented in SFM-what needs to be done to demonstrate status. Taking these actions would either show support for their positions or identify the required actions to get to this point. Regardless, these actions would demonstrate to communities and the public the level of SFM in BC forests. For several decades we have known and had the capability of doing this. It just needs leadership and commitment by Government and the industry to practice long-term forest stewardship.
Demonstrate SFM-actions required
Latest NewsWill 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?Moving toward community resiliency-recommended strategic actions
Using the progress in implementing the recommendations from the Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities Initiative dialogue, Moving toward community resiliency-specific actions identifies steps by Government, industry and communities that can be taken immediately to move along paths to long-term forest stewardship and community resiliency.