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Forestry industry, looking to the future

As we get set to put the finishing touches on 2013 in just a few weeks, it’s a good time to take stock of one of British Columbia’s most important industries – about where it is and where we’d like to see it go.

The latest studies by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and Coast Forest Products Association have unveiled an exciting snapshot of where coast forestry is today.

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Seasons Greetings from Coast Forest!

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Kari Barrett

Snowball Fight!

LOOK OUT!! You have just been tagged in a snowball fight! Get ready to battle your friends, spread the love and show your support for B.C. coastal forestry!

Watch the fun video below to join the fight. Then, send it to your friends and share it on social media to get your friends involved! And don’t forget to visit the new OurForestsOurRoots.org website. On the site you can:

  • Join the conversation on our blog!
  • Order a free re-peelable decal! Stick it to your wall, your car, you computer, inside, outside, wherever!
  • Take a fun forestry I.Q. quiz and find out how much you really know about Coastal Forestry
  • Watch interesting videos and learn about the vast array of jobs that are part of the forest industry!

While you’re on, make sure you click the ‘I Support’ button to show your support for the coastal forestry sector!

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

Coast Forest Supports a Family

Through the Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC

BGC Xmas Hamper

Coast Forest staff is thrilled to once again support a family in need this Christmas through the Boys and Club of South Coast BC. We had loads of fun buying warm clothes, grocery cards, home essentials and some treats for a family of 5.

If you are looking for ways to warm your heart and truly experience the holiday spirit, we highly recommend that you support the great work of the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC – it’ll go a long way to making a profound impact on the lives of kids here on the Coast.

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Coast Forest Continues to Develop Markets on Recent Trade Mission

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British Columbia’s lumber exports to Asia continue to rise in both volume and product value. This is the  result of solid, ongoing collaborative efforts between the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada and industry showing international customers the immense value and versatility of our forest products.

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Opportunity for Change: A New Era of Integrated Resource Management?

Co-location of Resource Values Translates into Better Ecological and Harvest Outcomes 

Bob Craven RPF
Manager, Forest Policy and Land Use
Interfor Coastal Woodlands

At Interfor, we are committed to world-leading environmental standards and managing our forest resources in a sustainable manner that is environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.  Nowhere do these values come into play as much as they do on our coast.

Much of the coast forest region boasts productive forests that support communities, industry and jobs.  And just as importantly, these same forests provide habitat for: ungulates; species at risk such as the Northern Goshawk and Marbled Murrelet; old growth areas and visual experiences that support our recreation and tourism industry.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Every Picture Tells a Story – A Snapshot of an Integrated and Transforming Industry

As we get set to put the finishing touches on 2013 in just a few weeks, it’s a good time to take stock of one of British Columbia’s most important industries – about where it is and where we’d like to see it go.

The latest studies by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Coast Forest Products Association have unveiled an exciting snapshot of where coast forestry is today.  It reveals a people-focussed industry that has undergone exciting transformations and emerged dynamic, modern, sustainable and high-tech.  We pride ourselves on being highly integrated across industries with our member companies offering a plethora of opportunities that positively impact the lifestyles and livelihoods of thousands of British Columbians.

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Wood not at war with concrete

Attack ads mislead: Products from sustainably managed forests support thousands of B.C. jobs

The Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association has taken the rather desperate measure of placing full- page newspaper ads attacking the one environmentally responsible and sustainable building material — wood. Their ads suggest forestry in Canada is not sustainable when in fact Canadian forest practices are world leading. Read more

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

A Commitment to Safety on the Coast

MAG award winners 1 (3)

B.C.’s coastal forest industry leaders are committed to providing the necessary resources, procedures and guidance to improve safety on the coast of B.C.

This is the message which Don Demens, President and CEO of Western Forest Products (WFP), delivered at the 2013 Vancouver Island Safety Conference on October 5, in Nanaimo.

The Vancouver Island Safety Conference is a yearly event, bringing together supervisors, workers, owner-operators and operations managers to discuss how coastal woodlands and wood products manufacturing operations can improve their safety performance.

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In­dus­try awarded for dust safety sys­tems

Em­ployee safety is a pri­or­ity for B.C. for­est com­pa­nies and it is why the in­dus­try acted quickly to im­prove wood dust man­age­ment fol­low­ing two tragic sawmill ex­plo­sions last year. Forestry CEO’s im­me­di­ately es­tab­lished a task force to lead an in­dus­try ­wide re­sponse to bet­ter un­der­stand and man­age com­bustible wood dust. Com­pa­nies shared safety re­sources, best prac­tices and cre­ated a vol­un­tary stan­dard for wood dust man­age­ment. Cleanup pro­to­cols were en­hanced and strate­gies were de­vel­oped for equip­ment and train­ing to en­sure ev­ery mill could be even safer.

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