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, […]

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, […]