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Tapping Bigleaf Maples on Vancouver Island

Did you know bigleaf maples (Acer macrophyllum) are the largest and most common maple trees on Vancouver Island? This “big daddy” of the Pacific Northwest boasts a height of 40 to 80 feet tall, a canopy that extends as far as 50 feet and sap […]

How To Make a Wildlife Tree

Thanks to the resource specialists at Forest Stewardship Notes for permission to share this handy post originally published on their website. Ah, trees. Those leafy icons of life and nature, inspiring writers through the ages… Wildlife tree dweller: Douglas squirrel. Photo: Ken Bevis. In the […]

CAFO and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) sign MOU

After almost two years of discussion, the Canadian Association of Forest Owners (CAFO) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) (formerly Environment Canada) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to explore how forest certification might satisfy the requirements for “effective protection” under the federal Species […]

Managing Wildlife Habitat: The Marbled Murrelet (Part 2)

Because responsible habitat management is a defining characteristic of private forest stewardship in B.C., we’ve put together a series of posts to help small-forest owners be the best forest stewards they can be. In the first marbled murrelet post, we introduced some defining characteristics of […]

2016 Hunting Season is Here

Reminder: September 10th through December 10th marks your annual three-month window of opportunity to influence the management of black-tail deer on your property. Managing deer populations is an on-going concern for private forest landowners. While deterrents like browse protectors, repellents and fencing can be effective, […]

Time Well Spent with the Forest Practices Board

Part of PFLA’s role as advocate for B.C.’s forest owners includes taking advantage of opportunities to spend time with key individuals and organisations that share our passion for quality forest stewardship. One such occasion arose recently when PFLA members joined staff, directors and the chair […]

Why Forest Owners Should Be Aware Of The Softwood Lumber Dispute

The status of the softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the U.S. is that the parties have until October 2016 to reach an agreement about rules for managed trade on lumber imports into the U.S. If an agreement is not reached by October, the U.S. […]