Top 8 Tips for Avoiding Ticks

As a forest owner or land manager you spend lots of time in the woods. Because known cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Canada, and we’re a safety-first kind of association, we’ve put together a post about how to identify ticks, how […]

PFLA’s 2016 Forest Field Tour — June 1st in Campbell River

This year’s PFLA field tour covers ground in the Campbell River area and focuses on themes of wildlife habitat management, species of concern and water management. We start bright and early with an 8:00 a.m. departure (sharp!) from Painter’s Lodge headed for the Oyster Main […]

PFLA Joins the Canadian Association of Forest Owners in Ottawa

PFLA headed to Ottawa, May 3 to 5, 2016, to join members of the Canadian Association of Forest Owners (CAFO) from across Canada. Along with CAFO’s annual general meeting, the purpose of the trip was to meet with key decision-makers in Ottawa—to explain some of […]

Safety First! How to Make Forest Safety Your First Priority

Because safety is a top priority, and a lot can change in a short period of time, we’ve collaborated with one of our favourite resources again to highlight some important points to consider when putting together a safety plan for your operation. Working in the […]

Early Start to the 2016 Fire Season

British Columbia’s wildfire season is off to its busiest start in 10 years. As of noon, May 13th, category 2 open fires are prohibited in the Coastal Fire Centre. Open burning restrictions remain in effect until October 21, 2016. The severity of the fire season […]

6 Things Every Forest Owner Should Know About Carbon Markets

In anticipation of his presentation at PFLA’s 2016 conference in June, we asked carbon market expert Matt Walsh to help us put together a short post highlighting some key points for Canadian forest owners to know about carbon markets. 1. Finally, every country on the […]

Understanding Property Taxes on Managed Forest Land

Property tax incentives are a key component of the Managed Forest Program. Recent increases in bare land assessed values have forest owners concerned about a corresponding increase in property tax bills for 2016. Based on these concerns, PFLA initiated a conversation with BC Assessment, as […]