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Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Managing Coastal Forests – Specific Approaches Adapted to Unique Areas

By Tom Cole
Registered Professional Forester
Richmond Plywood

In the 30 years I’ve been managing coastal forests about the only thing that hasn’t changed is the challenge of addressing diverse – and constantly evolving – views and values.

This came to mind when I read Bob Craven’s editorial last December about Interfor’s integrated approach to resource management at an operation near Campbell River. Bob talked about how his company provides for all important values while minimizing the timber supply impact.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Area-Based Tenure: Neither Good nor Evil

“Casting these complex issues as battles of good versus evil just means we all lose,” notes Dylan Jones, President of Canada West Foundation on the politicking surrounding resource development. As we near the end of the area-based tenure public consultation initiated by the Province of British Columbia, we see a ramping up of these types of rhetorical characterizations to the detriment of the development of good policy.

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News Releases


Coast Forest Elects New Board of Directors

R.M. (Rick) Jeffery, President & CEO of Coast Forest Products Association is pleased to announce the election of the Association’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors and its Chair, Mr. Don Demens.  Mr. Demens is also President and CEO of Western Forest Products.

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Statement on the Shooting in Nanaimo

Coast Forest Products Association joins Western Forest Products in extending our deepest sympathies to all of the victims of the violent shooting in Nanaimo.  Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every man, woman and child touched by this terrible tragedy.  They are our family, our colleagues, our friends and acquaintances and our loved ones.

In the days and weeks ahead, the authorities will need to do their work to advance the investigation and the victims will need to receive care and support for their grief.  We will join together and support each other during this heartbreaking time.

Click here for update on Nanaimo incident

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