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Changing of the guards: Message from the new editor

Since assuming the role of editor for Canadian Forest Industries on May 30, I’ve been thinking about what to write for my first editorial. I thought of clever titles, and deleted clichés like “new kid in town” or “new kid on the block”, only to end up with another (although Bob Dylan used it as...

Mosaic signs land access agreements with ATV clubs
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Mosaic signs land access agreements with ATV clubs

Mosaic Forest Management has signed agreements with five all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) clubs on Vancouver Island for recreational access to areas of its private managed forest lands. The agreements allow authorized, trained, and insured ATV club members weekend access to designated roads and trails on Mosaic’s private managed forest lands. The access agreements are the result of...

Forest Practices Board to audit First Nations Woodland Licence
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Forest Practices Board to audit First Nations Woodland Licence

The Forest Practices Board will audit the forest planning and practices of Lake Babine Nation Forestry Ltd. on First Nations Woodland Licence (FNWL) N21, located near Burns Lake, B.C., during the week of Aug. 8, 2022. Auditors will examine whether timber harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning carried out between Aug. 1, 2020,...

BC receives report on successorship, timber harvesting rights
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BC receives report on successorship, timber harvesting rights

The B.C. government has received a report on successorship when timber harvesting rights are transferred. B.C. will also engage with First Nations rights and title holders involved in forestry, as well as seek input from unions and employers in the forest sector. No decisions have been made on implementing any of the report’s recommendations. Successorship...

FESBC reports on progress of $150M climate plan projects
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FESBC reports on progress of $150M climate plan projects

The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has published information on the outcomes of British Columbia’s $150-million investment under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF), showcasing the tremendous progress made through this fund toward the Government of Canada’s targets under the Paris Agreement. In 2017, the B.C. government deployed $150 million of its $250...

Quatsino First Nation and WFP enter reconciliation agreement
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Quatsino First Nation and WFP enter reconciliation agreement

Quatsino First Nation and Western Forest Products have entered into an agreement that provides for a joint vision and approach to share opportunities related to forest resources in unceded Quatsino traditional territory. This agreement allows for a “bridging period” of increased stability for forestry workers and North Island communities as Quatsino, Western and the province...

RCMP remove protest camp and blockade on Vancouver Island, arrest five
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RCMP remove protest camp and blockade on Vancouver Island, arrest five

The RCMP said they arrested five people as they removed a protest camp on Vancouver Island that’s blocking access to a forestry operation near Lake Cowichan on June 29. “After weeks of discussions with the Indigenous leaders from Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht and Pacheedaht Nations, the RCMP attended the Haddon Main and Carrmanah Mainline Forest Service Roads...

First Nations chiefs ask protesters to remove illegal camp on Vancouver Island
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First Nations chiefs ask protesters to remove illegal camp on Vancouver Island

Indigenous leaders from the Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht and Pacheedaht First Nations met with protesters on Thursday, June 23,  to give final notice to immediately dismantle an illegal camp built across a main logging road on Ditidaht traditional territory in Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 44 on Vancouver Island. The First Nations’ elected and hereditary chiefs were supported...

B.C. Forest Practices Board to audit BCTS operations in Fort St. James area
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B.C. Forest Practices Board to audit BCTS operations in Fort St. James area

The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber-sale licence holders in the Stuart-Nechako Natural Resource District during the week of June 20, 2022. Auditors will examine whether timber harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture, fire protection activities and associated planning, carried out between June 2021 and June 2022,...