Opening Day Breakfast – Thursday June 7, 2018 – 7:30am

Field Tour – Thursday June 7, 2018 –  8:30am-4:00pm

  • Island Timberlands Operations – Active harvesting and silviculture
  • Long Hoh Mill – Site Tour
  • Coastal Fire Centre, Errington – Tour and Discussion of Cost Sharing Agreements

Evening Dinner and Awards – Thursday June 7, 2018 – 5:30pm

PFLA’s popular evening banquet is a great opportunity to relax after a busy day in the field. It’s a chance to catch up with friends, old and new, enjoy great food and applaud the recipients of this year’s Private Forest Stewardship Awards. Dinner price includes two drink tickets and one bottle of wine per table.

Breakfast – Friday June 8, 2018 – 7:30am-8:30am

Conference – Friday June 8, 2018 – 8:30am-4:45pm

  • Opening Remarks and PFLA Update: Megan Hanacek, CEO PFLA
  • Guest Speaker: Nanaimo MLA, Leonard Krog
  • Managed Forest Council Update: Rod Davis, MFC Chair
  • The Coastal Forest Industry-Facts, Figures and Forecasts: Jim Girvan, RPF
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Managed Forest Owners, Presentation and Roundtable Discussion: Mike Hughes, Taxation Specialist, MNP
  • Species at Risk Update: Alec Dale, Executive Director, Ecosystems Br. Ministry of Environment
  • Carbon Markets: Matt Walsh, New Zealand Carbon Farming Group
  • Canadian Association of Forest Owners (CAFO) Update: Chris Lee, Managing Director, CAFO
  • BC Political Update: Mike Brooks, Dave Cyr and Cole Cyr
  • Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners: Peter deMarsh, President

AGM – Friday June 8, 2018 – 4:45pm

The AGM is open to PFLA members only. It’s an opportunity for members to have a detailed look at the management of the association and provide important input, feedback and direction about PFLA’s programs, priorities and goals for the coming year.


Highlights from the 2017 Conference

A big thanks to everyone who joined us in Cowichan Bay at the beautiful OceanFront Suites, for PFLA’s annual field tour, conference and AGM on June 7th and 8th, 2017. About 25 large and small private forest land owners from throughout BC met in Cowichan Bay for the annual conference and AGM. The event offered attendees an opportunity to:

• Network with other forest owners
• Stay abreast of important policy developments
• See inspiring hands-on examples of innovative forest stewardship
• Provide important feedback to help guide the association
• Be part of a great group of people working together on common goals

PFLA members enjoyed an informative field tour, with stops at the TimberWest South Island Logistics Facility, the BC Forest Discovery Centre, and the Mesachie Lake Forest Research Facility.

Highlights from the 2016 Conference

Highlights from the 2015 Conference