Our membership plays an important role in rural British Columbia. Woodlot operators in our associations contribute stability and leadership within their communities, create local employment, produce a wide variety of products from the forest, offer environmental protection, and generate additional landscape values from the pride they take in their operations.
The FBCWA supports its members and woodlot licensees through meetings, field trips, extension services, and conferences as well as works with all levels of government to ensure public forest policy is relative to small-scale forest management.
All woodlot operators are encouraged to join and be involved in their local association. If you do not wish to be a member of a Woodlot Association but would still like to belong to the Federation, please contact email@example.com for information about membership.
The FBCWA also subscribes to the following principles and values:
- Excellent stewardship of the forests and natural resources.
- Ecological sustainability.
- Economic viability and prosperity that contributes to and supports communities.
- Continuous improvement and innovative forest management.
- Transfer of knowledge and skills through training, education and extension.
- Multi-generational family involvement in forestry.
- Opportunity for individuals to manage forest lands.
- Safe workplaces and environments.
- Fair and just treaty settlements.
- Fair tenure governance and administration.
- Recognition of crown tenure holder and private landowner’s rights.
- Diverse and competitive markets for woodlot products.
- Increased public awareness and understanding of woodlot licenses and woodlots.
- Good governance
The Associations are:
- Fraser Valley Woodlot Association
- Kamloops Woodlot Association
- Shuswap Okanagan Woodlot Association
- Cariboo Woodlot Association
- South Island Woodlot Association
- North Island Woodlot Association
- Kispiox Woodlot Association
- Bulkley Woodlot Association
- Nadina Woodlot Association
- Stuart Nechako Woodlot Association
- Prince George Woodlot Association
- Quesnel Woodlot Association
- Peace River Woodlot Association
- Robson Canoe Woodlot Association
- Columbia Woodlot Association
- West Kootenay Woodlot Association
- Boundary Woodlot Association
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Woodlot Product Development Council
Although the Council is a separate and distinct organization, it works in direct association with the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations to provide support for goals and initiatives of all woodlot licensees in the province. All registered holders of a woodlot licence are members of the Woodlot Product Development Council.
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