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. […]

Managing Wildlife Habitat: The Marbled Murrelet (Part 1)

Responsible habitat management is a defining characteristic of private forest stewardship in British Columbia. To help small-forest owners be the best forest stewards they can be, we’ve put together some information about species of interest on the coast of British Columbia. Because our 2-part series […]

2016 Update from the Managed Forest Council

A big PFLA thanks to Phil O’Connor for presenting an update from the Managed Forest Council at our 2016 conference held June 2nd, at Painter’s Lodge, in Campbell River. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we’ve included the complete PowerPoint presentation below. Click […]

Log Exports: A Symptom Not a Cause

In June 2016, a report produced by the Truck Loggers Association reignited a conversation about the future of forestry and the role log exports play in the coastal forest industry. PFLA was quoted in two articles—one from the Vancouver Sun and another from Business in […]

Opportunity to Comment: Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation

Thanks to a communication from Glen Okrainetz (Manager, Clean Air Section Environmental Standards Branch, Ministry of Environment) we’re aware of an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. The Ministry of Environment is in the process of revising the […]

Learning about Northern Goshawks with TimberWest

An arm-pumping PFLA handshake of appreciation to TimberWest biologists, Dave Lindsay and Molly Hudson, for their informative and engaging goshawk tour—a highlight of this year’s PFLA field tour, June 1st, 2016 near Campbell River. In British Columbia, there are two subspecies of goshawks, coastal and […]