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Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Coastal Forestry Taps Opportunities

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Photo courtesy of FPInnovations

British Columbia’s coastal forestry companies have long recognized the high value of innovation and the opportunities it creates to revolutionize the industry. For more than six years, Coast Forest Products Association and FPInnovations have collaborated with industry to yield a host of value-chain products and systems that have supported the modernization of the industry and strengthened the economy of our province.

One example is the BC Coastal Initiative in which FPInnovations’ research and development, in partnership with industry, federal and provincial governments and CFPA, has yielded coastal reinvestment, optimized wood flow, reduced environmental impact and improved remote sensing capabilities, products and harvesting.

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Working Together in Challenging Wildfire Conditions

The summer of 2015 has started out with dry forest conditions, characterized by record low snow packs and low levels of precipitation in June.  Coast Forest would like to commend the Province of British Columbia for their strong commitment to managing wildfires, and ensuring that the people, property, and forests of British Columbia are protected.  We would also like to extend a very special thanks to the forest fighters for their extraordinary efforts, bravery and dedication in fighting the wildfires of this year.

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Kari Barrett

Forestry Inspires and Entertains at First-Ever SheTalks Resources Conference

From rough and tumble field workers to independent business leaders, the speakers of the first SheTalks Resources conference embodied a vital part of BC’s natural resource sector – and forestry was no exception!

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Forestry in Transition

The forest industry, much like the forests we rely on, is in a perpetual state of transition.  Markets swing, customer demands shift, new research and experience informs, practices and technology evolve, climate patterns change, and people, politics and the law transform.  This myriad of factors means the industry is in a perpetual state of adaptation.  Innovation is a necessity – not a luxury.

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Great Bear Rainforest – At the Finish Line

Karen Brandt
Director, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications
Interfor Corporation

The British Columbia government is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to land use objectives for the Great Bear Rainforest.

The draft order offers a unique solution for this globally significant area. It was developed by the Province, the Coastal First Nations and the Nanwakolas Council using technical recommendations from the Joint Solutions Project, a coalition of major environmental organizations and BC coastal forest companies.

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Congratulations to Catalyst Paper, Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Citizens

Coast Forest Products Association would like to extend a warm congratulations to Coast Forest member, Catalyst Paper on being named to Corporate Knights‘ Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens list for the ninth consecutive year . Catalyst was also one of the five member companies in the Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) who helped bring about the historic Great Bear Rainforest land use agreement, which took 15 years of cooperative effort between CFCI, environmental organizations, labour, communities, First Nations, and the provincial government. As the largest purchaser of fibre in BC, this agreement provides assurance to Catalyst’s customers that their fibre is acquired from sustainably-managed, non-controversial sources. These two significant achievements demonstrate Catalyst’s ongoing long-term commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. 

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Coast Forest Welcomes Newest Member: Klahoose Forestry Limited Partnership

Klahoose biggerCoast Forest is thrilled to announce Klahoose Forestry Limited Partnership is the Association’s newest member addition. A dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking business, Klahoose in an important contribution to Coast Forest Products Association.

Klahoose is an 11-staff member subsidiary of Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC) that is managed by Klahoose First Nation.

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