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Assuring the Legality and Sustainability of Canada’s Forest Products

Canada has an international reputation as a trusted source of legally and sustainably obtained forest products.

Illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber is a major problem in many areas of the world, with damaging economic, environmental and social consequences.

Canada, however, has established an extensive and rigorous system of forest governance to prevent such activities. This means that consumers of forest products harvested in Canada can be confident that the wood they are buying was obtained legally and harvested under a system of sustainable forest management (SFM).

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

Join Us In Our First Annual Coast & Cast For Kids Fundraiser in Support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC

promo sheet - testEnjoy an adventure of a lifetime that gives that same gift to some amazing kids. Your trip starts when you get whisked away by helicopter and arrive at the luxurious Hippa Lodge in the middle of Haida Gwaii’s rugged wilderness. You’ll participate in an unforgettable fishing tournament, stay at the newest lodge at Westcoast Resorts and help to build a much-needed forestry ecology centre at Camp Potlatch, a place where every boy and girl can go to camp regardless of their ability to pay. Click for more info.

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Viral Video Star, Johnny Canuck Reveals the Softer, More Sustainable Face of a Traditional BC Sector

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Coast Forest Products Association presents the fifth installment of the Johnny Canuck films made by Adam MacKay Smith of Sugar High Productions. The video, entitled, “The Legend of Johnny Canuck, Part 2” marks the second film release in 2013 that partners an iconic coastal lumberjack, a favorite NHL hockey team along with the BC coast forest sector. Read more

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

Johnny Canuck’s Back!

This Time in Part 2 – Courtesy of Coast Forest!

 

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Watch Part 2! How a YouTube Star Reveals the Soft, Sustainable Face of Forestry

Watch Part 1! What do an NHL Team, Iconic Lumberjack & BC Coast Forestry Have in Common?

Cool Facts About Tree-Planting!

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Despite market volatility, B.C. lumber still big in Japan

By Jen St. DenisTue Mar 12, 2013 – Business in Vancouver

One of B.C.’s most stable and lucrative lumber export markets is gathering steam again. Housing starts in Japan this year edged closer to 2008 levels, thanks in part to a post-tsunami building boom.

“It’s always been a strong market,” Shawn Lawlor, Japan director for the Council of Forest Industries (COFI), told Business in Vancouver from his Tokyo office. “China and other markets have come on stream in recent times, and Japan’s sort of been under the radar.”

It’s a far cry from what happened after another major natural disaster: the Kobe earthquake in 1995.

“For the coastal forest industry, the Kobe earthquake and the fallout was fairly disastrous,” said Rick Jeffery, president and CEO of the Coast Forest Products Association (CFPA).

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Extending a Cedar Bough in a Carbon-Based World

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We have had some interesting times around the Coast Forest offices lately since the issue of carbon and forests increased in prominence in the media over the last few weeks.

Climate change is one of the most important issues facing society today and has been a major focus of research and action for Coast Forest and its members for a number of years. For example, the forest industry has committed to being carbon neutral by 2015 and has contracted research organizations to assist us in doing our part to address climate change. Read more

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Industry Mission to India Creates Positive Vibes

india blog post - newsFrom Jan 28th to Feb 1st, an industry mission representing the BC Interior/Alberta, Eastern Canadian hardwood and BC Coast lumber; plywood/OSB; and the BC wholesale sectors journeyed to New Delhi to participate in a program of merchant and site visits and attend the DelhiWood show.

Central to facilitating and hosting the visit were staff at the recently established Forestry Innovation Consulting India (FII) office based out of Mumbai.  Country Director Kant Singh, marketing director Zoish Bengali and technical specialist Brian Leslie did an excellent job at pulling together an interesting program for the Canadian visitors. Click Here to read full article.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Thanking John Allan

This week it was announced that John Allan will be leaving the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) at the end of this month. I think that I speak for both Coast Forest Products Association and the entire BC forest industry when I say that John’s departure from COFI will be a loss.

It is not often that one has the privilege of working with someone like John. Above all else, he consistently stood out as a great leader and a mentor. Throughout his time at COFI, his analytical sense along with vast wealth of industry knowledge and experience was key in propelling the sector forward seeing it through both good and challenging times. John served the industry with a generous, professional approach which yielded many advances for BC forestry. On a personal note, I will sincerely miss John as a colleague.

John, we all thank you for your dedication and commitment and wish you the very best in your future endeavors  We hope that our paths cross again soon.

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Photos: 2013 B.C. Wood Design Awards honour innovative residential and commercial properties

Earth Science -UBCThis year’s Wood Design awards include a series of innovative exteriors and interiors produced by some of B.C.’s best architects and structural engineers. Here is a selection of the winning designs. Click here to read more.


 

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