BC Woodlots Podcast – 4 – Competing Resource Management Objectives, Regulations & Policy

February 1, 2021

Smithers 2019 Woodlot Conference Panel Presentation – Competing Resource Management Objectives, Government Regulation and Policy for woodlot licences with a focus on smoke management; improved utilization and waste; and wood adds sustainability to ecosystems[…]

2021-02-02T22:10:44-08:00February 1st, 2021|

BC Woodlots Podcast – 3 – Operational and Economic Opportunities for Woodlot Licensees

February 1, 2021

Smithers 2019 Woodlot Conference Panel Presentation – Fibre Utilization: Operational and Economic Opportunities for Woodlot Licensees featuring Jon Seinen, Woodlot Licensee; Josh McQuillan, Pinnacle Pellet; Stuart Spencer, FP Innovations presenting a roadside biomass volume app; and Ed Hughes, RPF, partner in Huock Resources and FBCWA Coastal Timber Pricing contractor […]

2021-02-02T22:08:04-08:00February 1st, 2021|

BC Woodlots Podcast – 2 – Fire Mitigation & Fuel Hazard Reduction

February 1, 2021

Smithers 2019 Conference Presentation – Fire Mitigation & Fuel Hazard Reduction featuring Mike Simpson who provides an overview of fuel management obligations vs non-obligations, whether or not to conduct non-obligatory fuel management, considerations and funding available.

2021-02-02T22:03:48-08:00February 1st, 2021|

Woodlot Management Reflects Community Values for over 100 Years

It’s unlikely that when Dale Wilson’s grandfather was repaid an outstanding debt with a deed to a stand of trees in the middle of nowhere, it would lead the whole family down such an enriching path.

But that’s exactly what happened in 1916. It placed the Wilson family in a pristine part of British Columbia – Qualicum Bay, on Vancouver Island. Their small parcel of land provided a living for Dale’s father, who harvested timber from the land with horses and an axe. It also provided a lifetime of memories for Dale, especially being lifted onto the backs of those giant horses and wandering the forest on childhood adventures.

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2021-01-31T09:52:42-08:00January 30th, 2021|

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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