Opinion-Bill Bourgeois-The BC forest sector lacks leadership in forest stewardship. Without this, the sector is being challenged by communities and others as to whether they have the social license to manage the Crown forest. I have outlined in a BC Foresters Magazine article (Forest stewardship leadership and social license) why there is a need for foresters and communities to assume the leadership role.
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.