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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

A Clear Vision For The Future of BC’s Coastal Forest Industry

industry-vision-2014-01Coast Forest Products Association has introduced a clear, new vision for the coast forest industry. This  image is not only competitive, sustainable and innovative but also adaptable and conducive to British Columbians thriving within their communities. Like any vision that has a chance for success, it comes complete with a blueprint outlining where we are today and the steps and parties required to make it a reality.

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Enter Our Christmas Design Contest!

ornament name locationLet’s get creative! Decorate our Our Forests Our Roots decal for the chance to win $100 for you and $100 more to spread Christmas cheer! Support the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC Christmas Hamper and help make the holidays bright for a family in need.

Full contest rules here!


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Les Kiss

Vice President, Forestry, Coast Forest Products Association

AAC Certainty – An Intelligent Approach

Les Kiss, RFP, Coast Forest Products Association

Addressing the annual allowable cut (AAC) has been top-of-mind for Coast Forest Products Association members for years.  Ever since the early 1990s, when the AAC began a sharp and steady decline by 8 million m3 to its current level of 16.5 million m3, certainty and stability of fibre supply is one of the largest challenges facing our industry. For an industry that today provides over 38,000 livelihoods to British Columbians and contributes to the provincial economy, a further decline will have a devastating impact.

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Canadian Lumber – A Sustainable Option for Overseas Markets

Wood Points Screen ShotCoastal B.C. lumber exporters supplying the Japanese market now have a new marketing tool to support their sustainable brand of Canadian forest products thanks to the Canada Wood Group.

The brochure, Canada – Supplying Sustainable, High-Quality Forest Products, is available to download here and also available in Japanese here.

The brochure uses a number of examples to illustrate Canada’s world-leading stewardship practices providing examples of how our forest products are ideally suited for the specific demands of overseas markets such as those in Japan.

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Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

The Beauty Of Wood In Coastal Construction

Wood is a material of choice on BC’s coast, making it ideal for both small and large scale construction.

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FII India: New Website

India webCheck out the brand new website from Forestry Innovation Investment aimed at the new, emerging Indian market. FII’s new India site features stunning photos of Canadian wood and wood products, and new innovations. Beautiful and modern, the site is easy to navigate and full of useful information like species factsheets and brochures on end uses. It even includes an interactive tool to compare properties of different species.

Big news! Coast Forest and COFI have come together as one
organization for a stronger, unified voice for BC's forest industry.
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Please visit BC Council of Forest Industries for more information on BC forestry.

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