Update: Grandfathering Undersized Managed Forest Properties

At PFLA’s 2015 conference Tina Ireland presented on behalf of BC Assessment. Part of that discussion included an announcement about the review process BC Assessment was undertaking around the practice of grandfathering undersized Managed Forest properties. To date, there has been some uncertainty around the […]

5 Messages Every Candidate Should Know About Private Forestry

The next provincial general election in British Columbia is scheduled for May 9, 2017. With any election comes a swarm of pre-election activities and a host of new candidates. Because BC’s private managed forest lands are located around some of Canada’s fastest growing communities, private […]

That Darn “Brush” (a New Look at Our Wonderful Forest Understory Habitat)

Thanks to the resource specialists at Forest Stewardship Notes (Washington State University) for permission to share this handy post originally published on their website. Stand in your forest and count the overstory tree species you see. On the west side, this will likely include Douglas […]

Wilderness Committee prescription for BC coast forest sector would kill the patient*

In a misleading and inaccurate article published in the Times Colonist (January 11th) and Huffington Post (January 12th), the Wilderness Committee calls for a ban on BC log exports. This statement shows a complete disregard for the realities of the coastal forest industry, along with […]

Congrats! Hancock Timber Resource Group Plants its One Billionth Tree

Hancock has planted more than two trees for every tree harvested since 1985. That’s an average of 32 million trees per year! The Hancock Timber Resource Group is celebrating the planting of its one billionth tree since the organization’s founding in 1985. The Boston-based timberland […]

Important Notice from BC Assessment

BC Assessment has asked PFLA to alert members that two aspects of tax law have caused significant concern for some purchasers of private managed forest land: Purchasers of managed forest land may be responsible for paying taxes on timber previously harvested by the Vendor; and, […]

Dates of Interest for 2017

Here at the PFLA, we’re passionate about private forestry. Spreading the word about the positive contributions private forestry makes to economies and communities across British Columbia is a big part of what we do. We take every opportunity to network with forest owners, land managers, […]