save-the-date-sticky-noteWelcome to 2016! We hope you all had a smooth transition to the new year. Here at PFLA headquarters, we found enough time for rest and reflection to feel pumped, inspired and energized about the coming year.

Here’s a list of some key dates, events and priorities to keep in mind for 2016 — mark your calendars, polish your shoes, tell your friends!

PFLA’s 2016 AGM — June 1st and 2nd

Save the date! PFLA’s 21st annual field tour, conference and AGM is scheduled for June 1st and 2nd at Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River, BC.

Stay tuned for more scheduling and content details as plans unfold. We wanted to give you plenty of notice because we’re looking forward to another great event, and your participation is the key ingredient to make that happen. For now, mark your calendars and we’ll see you in June!

Refreshing the BMP Handbook & the PFLA Website

Two projects scheduled for 2016 include updating and modernizing the BMP handboook, as well as refreshing the PFLA website.

You can look forward to our request for input, feedback and suggestions on both these initiatives. Of course, if you can’t wait to hear from us, and you already have something to contribute, please feel free to get in touch sooner.

PFLA Hometown Tour — Spring 2016

We’re taking this show on the road again for our annual hometown tour. We’re still ironing out the details and hammering down some dates, but we anticipate firing up the PFLA tour bus (a.k.a Rod Bealing’s Volvo) in early to mid-March.

Please look for us in your inbox next month — we’ll send a proper invitation with all the information and details you need to know.

Onsite Meetings with PFLA Members

Over the past few months we’ve received requests for onsite meetings with members. For those of you who aren’t aware, onsite support is a service we offer our members. If you’re interested in some one-on-one time with the association, let us know and we’ll set up a time to visit your property in the coming year.

Relationship Building

We also look forward to building relationships and cultivating important connections with members of the new federal government. Along with this, we’ll continue to develop relationships with provincial elected officials, as well as municipal government representatives to help ensure people understand the significant contributions private forestry makes to BC’s economy and communities — the ins and outs of who we are and what we do.