Social Licence at its Best – Forestry and Recreation Compatible on a Vancouver Island Woodlot Licence

August 8, 2022

Anyone who holds a timber licence on Vancouver Island is well versed in the notions of “public engagement” and “interface” – Crown land is at a premium, and there’s a great deal of competition when it comes to using the land.

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2022-08-11T16:58:07-07:00August 8th, 2022|

An Illustrated Perspective on Proposed Old Growth Deferrals

Al Waters, a long time supporter of the woodlot licence program gave a presentation at the 2022 SISCO Winter Workshop: Silviculture in a Changing Physical and Political Environment. His presentation “An Illustrated Perspective on Proposed Old Growth Deferrals” was part of a panel session on Day 3 on Old Growth Deferrals. Funding to develop the presentation was provided by the Woodlot Product Development Council (WPDC)

The following link takes you to the web portal for all of SISCO’s 2022 Winter Workshop presentations including Al’s presentation. Sign-in with a password is required.

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2022 SISCO An Illustrated Perspective on Proposed Old Growth Deferrals

2022-03-17T22:05:58-07:00March 14th, 2022|

Old Growth Deferral & Recruitment – Do Woodlots Belong?

A small cut block was harvested in 2021 along with another nearby block which included 20 loads of pulp from ‘fall out’ from over mature trees. Following this, the trail was rehabilitated and 25 loads of fir beetle salvage wood were taken out to prevent the beetles spread into the surrounding trees. This area of the woodlot will not be able to be managed in the future as a result of the Old Growth deferral strategy.

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2022-02-18T11:09:48-08:00February 17th, 2022|

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|
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