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On Haida Gwaii, logging plans expose rift in reconciliation – CBC

‘The pent-up frustration on Haida Gwaii has built up to the place where it’s going to blow out’ Dec 09, 2017 The B.C. government is “pursuing profit over culture and community” by selling logging rights on Haida Gwaii without permission, the president of the Council of the Haida Nation says. Kil tlaats ‘gaa, whose English […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20174 Views

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B.C.’s reforestation practices took root in Campbell River – Forestry Task Force shares history

December 04, 2017 Modern day reforestation in British Columbia took root in Campbell River’s Beaver Lodge Forest Lands. The City’s Forestry Task Force offers this article to demonstrate how the current practice of planting trees to restock a harvested forest site started when planting began in Beaver Lodger Forest Lands in 1931. “The forest industry […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201713 Views

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New management plan to be developed for grizzly bears – Government of BC

October 24, 2017 VICTORIA – In response to an auditor general’s report on the management of grizzly bear populations over the past two decades, the B.C. government will develop a provincial grizzly bear management plan with clear objectives, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. The government is accepting all 10 recommendations in the report, which identified historic […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201723 Views

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Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations

October 24, 2017 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management. B.C. is one of the last areas of North America where grizzly bears live in their natural habitat. The health of B.C.’s 15,000 grizzly bears is important because, as […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201723 Views

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TimberWest Is The First SFI Program Participant To Be Certified Under The Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

October 23, 2017 Ottawa, ON — TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201721 Views

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New cut level set for Prince George Timber Supply Area

October 11, 2017 VICTORIA – Effective immediately, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Prince George Timber Supply Area (TSA) is set at 8,350,000 cubic metres per year for the first five years, and 7,350,000 cubic metres for the following five years, chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today. The new cut level includes three partitions: […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201731 Views

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Discussions on the future of global responsible forestry under way at FSC General Assembly

October 11, 2017 800 delegates from more than 80 countries at event until October 13 Vancouver, British Columbia – October 10, 2017 – A broad range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates attending the second day of the triennial global General Assembly of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201725 Views

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FSC: Promoters of global responsible forestry gather in Vancouver

800 FSC members to discuss important economic, social and environmental issues related to forest management VANCOUVER, Oct. 8, 2017  – Setting the course for the next three years of global responsible forest management, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) today begins its week-long triennial General Assembly in Vancouver. Approximately 800 members from over 80 countries are expected to gather at the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201739 Views

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B.C. woodlot licensees receive minister’s awards

October 03, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is recognizing three woodlot licensees for innovation and excellence in woodlot management. Craig and Leanna Mann, managers of Woodlot 1595; R. & K. Woodlot Ltd., managed by Keith Granbois and Ridley Wilson; and the Omineca Ski Club, managed by Sean Broadworth, RPF; have each been presented with the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201747 Views

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The future of Canada’s forests – Prince George Citizen

It’s hard to imagine a landscape that touches Canadians in as many diverse, important ways as our forests do. It’s equally difficult to think of another landscape that requires as much complex management. I recently participated in a briefing session of assistant deputy ministers involved in forests across Canada, and I can attest that the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201717 Views

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