Old Growth Deferrals & Minister Recognizes Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management

It’s been a time of change in forest policy over the past several months. The provincial government has been navigating the challenge of preserving old growth forests while balancing the economic imperatives of the stakeholders who rely on a constant supply of timber. The recent proposal for Old Growth Deferral and Recruitment has prompted lively discussion about the management of the province’s Crown forests.
 
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2021-12-11T13:19:23-08:00December 10th, 2021|

BCIT Forest Society, instructor receive minister’s award


The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Forest Society, led by instructor Jonathan Smyth, is being recognized by the Province with the 2020 Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the Coast area.

“I am pleased to announce BCIT is a woodlot award recipient for its commitment to developing future forestry industry leaders,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The dedication and enthusiasm for embracing new sustainable forestry practices demonstrated by lead instructor Jonathan Smyth will ensure our province’s forests will benefit future generations.”

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2021-11-01T10:05:41-07:00October 11th, 2021|

Benjamin Wilson woodlot receives minister’s award for the North

Benjamin (Ben) Wilson is being recognized by the Province with the 2020 Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for British Columbia’s North.

“I am pleased to announce Ben Wilson is a woodlot award recipient for his commitment to his community and First Nations capacity building,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Ben is a great example of what the woodlot program can be for small, innovative rural operators who use every ounce of fibre harvested to maximize the efficiency of the woodlot.”

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2021-10-19T22:20:22-07:00October 11th, 2021|

Sahlstrom woodlot licence receives minister’s provincewide award


Robert (Bob) and Greg Sahlstrom are being recognized by the Province with a 2020 Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the South area.

They are also the recipients of the overall provincial award.

“I am pleased to announce Bob and Greg Sahlstrom as the top overall provincial woodlot licence award recipients for 2020, which is well deserved after the Sahlstrom family’s 70 years of managing their woodlot licence area,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “They are dedicated to maintaining a productive and diverse woodlot operation and generously share access to the property for their local community to enjoy.”

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2021-10-19T22:27:22-07:00October 11th, 2021|

BC’s Extreme Wildfire Season Threatens Replanting

Wildfire season is taking its toll on British Columbia’s forests, and we’re not out of the woods yet.

As of the end of July, over 3000 firefighters were battling 277 wildfires in the province. The blazes have already claimed 340,000 hectares of forest, with no signs of slowing down.

BC’s woodlots have also suffered substantial losses.

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2021-12-11T13:07:13-08:00August 13th, 2021|
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