70th Annual ABCFP Forestry Conference & AGM @ Victoria Conference Centre
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm
70th Annual ABCFP Forestry Conference & AGM @ Victoria Conference Centre | Victoria | British Columbia | Canada
Managing Forests: Expectations vs. Realities, the 2018 ABCFP forestry conference and AGM will explore the gaps between statutory obligations of forest management, evolving public expectations, and how to reconcile the multitude of uses now desired on the land base.
PFLA Hometown Meetings Tour
Mar 1 @ 5:58 pm – 6:58 pm
PFLA Hometown Meetings Tour

The annual PFLA Hometown Tour is an excellent opportunity for us to sit down, face-to-face, with forest owners across the province and hear firsthand what’s important to you.

It’s also a great opportunity for forest owners to:

  • network with other forest owners
  • keep abreast of relevant policy developments
  • provide important feedback to help guide the organization’s future efforts

In 2017, our tour stops included Victoria, Vancouver, Castlegar, Nanaimo, Courtenay and Galiano Island.

March 14, 2017
5:00 p.m.
March 23, 2017
5:00 p.m.
March 30, 2017
11:30 a.m.
April 6, 2017
5:00 p.m.
April 11, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Galiano Island
April 15, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Preston Managed Forest

These are some of the topics addressed on our 2017 tour:

  1. Provincial Election
  2. Access Issues
  3. Update on advocacy and communications initiatives
  4. Canadian Association of Forest Owners update
  5. Taxation and Estate Planning
  6. Firefighting Cost Sharing Agreements
  7. Endangered Species / Migratory Birds
  8. Water Sustainability Act
  9. Fair Timber Pricing
  10. Critical Wildlife Habitat

Please stay tuned for details of the 2018 Hometown Tour schedule and agenda.

As always, we’re keenly interested in your input and feedback, so please send us an email at or give us a call at 250 642 0617 to add an item to the 2018 agenda.

Island Wood Industries Forum and Wood Product Showcase @ Cowichan Exhibition Park
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Island Wood Industries Forum and Wood Product Showcase @ Cowichan Exhibition Park

The Island Wood Industries forum explores how to strengthen and diversify value-added manufacturing on the Island, and addresses issues such as secure fibre supply and new product production. A showcase will feature interior and exterior wood products being manufactured on the Island. This event is the result of three years of work by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance to help expand markets and diversify wood manufacturing.

Easter at the Forest Discovery Centre @ BC Forest Discovery Centre
Apr 30 @ 5:43 pm – May 2 @ 6:43 pm
PFLA Conference and AGM
Jun 1 @ 6:02 pm – 7:02 pm
PFLA Conference and AGM

Highlights from the 2017 Conference

A big thanks to everyone who joined us in Cowichan Bay at the beautiful OceanFront Suites, for PFLA’s annual field tour, conference and AGM on June 7th and 8th, 2017. About 25 large and small private forest land owners from throughout BC met in Cowichan Bay for the annual conference and AGM.

The event offered attendees an opportunity to:

• Network with other forest owners
• Stay abreast of important policy developments
• See inspiring hands-on examples of innovative forest stewardship
• Provide important feedback to help guide the association
• Be part of a great group of people working together on common goals

PFLA members enjoyed an informative field tour, with stops at the TimberWest South Island Logistics Facility, the BC Forest Discovery Centre, and the Mesachie Lake Forest Research Facility.