The Federation supports forest education through several initiatives.
The FBCWA has supported education through scholarships since 2001 by awarding two scholarships, one for $2000 and another for $1000 each year. Students related to a woodlot licensee and/or private forest land owner or students sponsored by a woodlot licensee attending post secondary education including the trades, preferably in a natural resource related area of study, are eligible for these awards.
The FBCWA will be accepting applications for the 2023 Scholarship once announced in the Summer edition of the Almanac.
Claire Livingston was the recipient of the $2000 scholarship. She is the daughter of Dion Livingston, W1502 and W0233, Peace River Woodlot Association.
Claire started her BSc in Natural Resource Conservation fall 2022 at UBC Vancouver. She hopes to pursue a career in forest management or environmental research. While gaining practical forestry experience on her family’s woodlots, Claire says she developed her interest in learning more about the many species that make up the forest and work together to create one cohesive ecosystem.
Brendan Flett was the recipient of the $1000 scholarship. He is the son of Aaron Flett, W1480, Peace River Woodlot Association.
Brendan attended UNBC in Prince George fall 2022 in the Civil Engineering program. With an interest in forestry bridges he hopes to work with bridges in the forests of northern BC. On the family woodlot he helped his father with planting, pile burning and forest health walk-throughs.
To learn about our past scholarship recipients check out this Scholarship Presentation
Fieldtrips (aka “A Walk in the Woods”)
Woodlot licences are often located close to communities and schools and play host to fieldtrips for students of all ages – from elementary school to post secondary – providing educational opportunities in an outdoor classroom.
An educational “walk in the woods” can include lessons in things as simple as identifying tree species and counting tree rings and as complex as managing watersheds and wildlife habitat in a sustainable working forest.
To learn more about woodlot fieldtrips check out our video
‘Walk in the Woods’ at a BC Woodlot
To arrange a fieldtrip, contact email@example.com to put you in touch with a woodlotter in your area.
The FBCWA has a resource package available for elementary school aged children on BC’s forests and how they can be sustainably managed by visiting woodlot licences around BC.
The resource package includes a video and coloring/activity book Ollie’s Woodlot Adventures. To request complimentary activity books, email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the digital version below: