The use of wood waste from forest harvesting or wood processing can have a greater value than its use for bio-energy as outlined in Logging residue-opportunities lost. Washington State University has developed a new technology for the use of lignin (a by product of wood processing and bio-chemical digestion technologies) for use in car manufacturing https://tinyurl.com/ya49amdb. Other research is on-going in Alberta in this regard to replace metals and plastics in car bodies. This is the type of technology we need in BC to utilize wood residue and increase community economics and diversification. Government and industry must work to remove the barriers to the encouragement of investors in use of these technologies and move communities forward in achieving resiliency.
Use of wood waste for community diversification
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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.