Woodlot Licences, while small, are a Big Deal on BC’s Forest Landscape

While everyone knows BC’s forests provide many benefits, do you know about BC’s Woodlot Licences and their unique contributions to communities?

There are woodlots and woodlot licences in British Columbia. A woodlot is a privately owned plot of forest. A woodlot licence is an area-based, long term forest tenure issued by the Province of BC. It’s a social contract to manage a parcel of Crown land, usually in combination with a private woodlot. The licence comes with strict rules, but also grants the right for the licensee to harvest timber on the land.

Today, there are about 850 woodlot licences held throughout BC, accounting for nearly 600,000 hectares of managed forestland and contributing 2% of all the timber harvested annually in BC.

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2020-10-12T23:09:28-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Saulteau First Nations: Woodlot Excellence in the Community

Community. It’s at the heart of every woodlot in British Columbia. Every one of the province’s 850 woodlot licences is woven into the fabric of the communities they share…economically,
ecologically, and socially. For each one, this community relationship is slightly different. Some are nestled up against towns. They’re shared with outdoor enthusiasts on horseback or ATV, hunters, foragers, hikers, and bikers.

Others, still, call the woodlot their home.

This is the case for the Saulteau First Nations, which manages W0231 in Moberly Lake.

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2020-09-03T22:23:38-07:00September 3rd, 2020|

BC’s Woodlots in the Time of COVID

Spring is here, but it may not feel like a time of renewal at the moment for many of us. COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our daily lives. We hope you, and those in your circle, are staying safe and healthy. We’re fortunate to live in a province that puts community first… you see it in BC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, just as we see it in the way our province’s resources are managed. We’re grateful for the leading role our government has taken in flattening the curve and looking out for everyone’s best interests.

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2020-05-05T20:59:56-07:00May 4th, 2020|

Innovation & Woodlot Management Excellence

Winter 2019/2020

Every Woodlot Licensee in the province has a heart for the forest – they’re managing a Crown resource for all of us, often under difficult circumstances. Mother Nature, trade disputes and regulatory changes all bring pressures to bear on our forest stewards.

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2020-03-31T20:47:57-07:00February 1st, 2020|

Beyond Sawlogs – Woodlot Opportunities and Challenges

Fall 2019

This meeting came at a time when closures and curtailments have impacted the forestry sector – especially rural communities in BC. Following the welcome by the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, licensees took part in roundtable discussions about operational and economic challenges facing sustainable forestry practices in BC and how they work within the multitude of competing resource management objectives, government regulations and policies.

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2020-03-31T21:49:20-07:00November 1st, 2019|
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