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Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Les Kiss

Vice President, Forestry, Coast Forest Products Association

Balancing Needs of Wildlife and People

Les Kiss, RFP, Coast Forest Products Association

Aldo Leopold

Photo: Aldo Leopold Foundation

In the early 1930s, Aldo Leopold defined wildlife management as the art of making land produce sustained annual crops of wild game for recreational use.  While he is regarded as the father of wildlife management, many jurisdictions have since added to his definition to include maintenance of the species-specific ecosystems, protection and restoration of species at risk and maintenance of healthy, not at risk wildlife populations.

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

Coast Forest Products Association and Heritage Vancouver Supporting the Preservation of the Forestry Education Centre at VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Susan Gagnon, Director of Communications and Research, Coast Forest Products Association
Janet Leduc, Executive Director, Heritage Vancouver Society

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Photo: Jason Vanderhill

VanDusen’s Botanical Gardens’ Forestry Education Centre is a modernist, award-winning,  historical and architectural masterpiece – and in danger of being demolished.

Built in 1976, it was originally known as MacMillan-Bloedel Place, named after its donor who wanted to promote understanding about the important role forests play in British Columbia’s environment, culture and economy. However, in 2013, the Centre was listed as #1 in Heritage Vancouver’s Top 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites. Today it sits as a forgotten jewel hidden in VanDusen Botanical Gardens, quietly showcasing stunning natural and sustainable wood and stone throughout.

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Coast Forest Products Association and Nanwakolas Council Society Sign Landmark MOU

The Nanwakolas Council and the Coast Forest Products Association signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in a move that will further strengthen their longstanding collaborative partnership. Aimed to increase Nanwakolas Council’s participation in coastal forestry and strengthen security of tenure and fibre supply for the industry, the MOU is a significant milestone in further defining the partnership over the next three years.

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

Coast Forest Member Companies Continue to Play an Important Role in Rebuilding Japanese Communities Affected by the 2011 Tsunami

Oranda Jima House and Jericho Support Centre for the Disabled

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The opening of the Oranda Jima House in Yamada Machi, Iwate, the third project in the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project.

Coast Forest Products Association members are continuing to play an important role in the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project, a collaborative effort between the Canada Wood Group representing the Canadian forest sector, the Government of Canada through the Expanding Market Opportunities Program of Natural Resources Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the Forestry Innovation Investment.

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News Clippings

Clippings from Coast Forest

B.C. wood helps rebuild Japanese communities

Published July 14, 2014 in the Vancouver Sun by Mike Hager – Source

Community centre in coastal town constructed with donated lumber

10026916More than three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami tore through their town, many residents of the small Japanese town of Yamada-machi are still living in temporary housing. Now, their children can play at a new community centre designed for them and built with donated B.C. wood.

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News Clippings

Clippings from Coast Forest

Canada Wood Completes Community Centre in Tsunami-hit Japan; Breaks Ground on Next Project

Published July 10, 2014 on the Canada Wood Group Blog by Wayne Iversen – Source

Japanese children living in temporary housing after 2011 earthquake will benefit from community facility; new project will help disabled people

Canada Wood is pleased to announce the completion of the latest project in the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project, set up to help those devastated by the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Oranda Jima House, which is an after school care and community centre facility in Yamada Machi, Iwate, has been built as part of a collaboration between the Canadian lumber industry and its partners.

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