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.
Recent school closures have given many forestry children a unique opportunity to learn from our working forest which is also the perfect place to practice the new ‘Social Distancing’ rules. The FBCWA invites woodlot kids to share a learning experience on their family woodlot licence by producing a short video (ideally less than 1 minute) for a chance to win one of 12 $100 Indigo gift cards. The contest runs April – June 2020 (to the end of the school year).
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.
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.