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Statement on work in the Broughton Archipelago – Government of BC

January 30, 2018 VANCOUVER – The following statement has been issued jointly by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson, Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, and the Mamalilikulla First Nation, ‘Namgis First Nation, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 31, 201811 Views

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Government of Canada Takes Action to Support Innovation in British Columbia’s Forest Sector, Sustain Middle-class Jobs for Canadians

From Natural Resources Canada January 17, 2018 — Prince George, B.C. — Natural Resources Canada Innovation in the forest sector will help to combat the effects of climate change, create new markets for Canadian forest companies and sustain good, middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced funding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 201818 Views

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Emerson’s role as B.C. softwood envoy ends as trade battle looks headed to court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 15, 2018  VICTORIA _ David Emerson’s appointment as British Columbia’s special envoy to the United States on softwood lumber is coming to an end. Premier John Horgan said Emerson’s experience has been invaluable but the need for his expertise has been reduced as the trade issue appears headed for a court battle. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201813 Views

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Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. achieves FSC certification in BC

“We are excited about taking the next steps with the Burns Lake Community Forest thanks to being FSC Certified,” says Frank Varga, General Manager of BLCF. “We have a challenging next couple of years as the value of the forest fibre continues to deteriorate due to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. We will look for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201728 Views

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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, 201717 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, 201750 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, 201736 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, 201748 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, 201743 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, 201758 Views

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