Coastal Clarion - Newsletter

Fall 2014Volume 16

President's Perspective

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

Coast 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. Read on.

President's Perspective Rick Jeffery

Rick Jeffery
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association

AAC Certainty - An Intelligent Approach

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. Read on.

CKNW Interview with Rick Jeffery about Asian Trade Mission

CKNW Interview with Rick Jeffery about Asian Trade Mission Squire Barnes: Well, we are going a long way for our next guest who is actually in Beijing right now. Rick Jeffery, the president and CEO of Coast Forest Products Association. He is joining us. You are in Beijing, right sir?

Rick Jeffery: I am, Squire. Glad to be on your show and Happy Thanksgiving to all your listeners. Read on.

Canadian Forest Products: A Sustainable Brand

Coastal 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. Read on.

Canadian Forest Products: A Sustainable Brand

An Elephant Never Forgets - But It's Time to Renew Our Understanding of Coastal Forestry

Coast Forest is in Asia right now on a trade mission working to expand overseas markets for coastal lumber and pulp and paper. There have been a number of similar missions over the years led by our Premier, ministers and others from the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada and CEOs from the forest industry. Read on.

Coast Forest Bids a Very Fond Farewell to Otto Schulte

Coast Forest Bids a Very Fond Farewell to Otto SchulteAt the recent announcement of his upcoming retirement at the end of this year, Coast Forest Products Association would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Interfor's Otto Schulte for his contribution to the coastal forest industry. It has been a true honour working with Otto. Read on.

Boost for Lumber Export Markets with MOU Signing Between BC and China

Coast Forest commends the provincial government for the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing between B.C. and China's Zhejiang province. Read on.

FII India: New Website

Check 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. Read on.

FII India: New Website

Coast Forest Products Association

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Vancouver, British Columbia,
V6E 2N7

Phone: (604) 891-1237

Fax: (604) 628-8651

E-mail: info@coastforest.org

Coast Forest Products Association

The Beauty of Wood in Coastal Construction

The Beauty of Wood in Coastal Construction

This video from Coast Forest features many stunning designs from Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Award Winners! Take a look!

Job Posting: Environment and Forest Policy Analyst

Coast Forest Products Association is seeking a talented Environment and Forest Policy Analyst with an excellent understanding of forest land use planning and forest management. Read on.

Spread the Word -
Christmas Design Contest!

Christmas Design Contest

Let'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 by supporting the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC!
Read on.

Members in the Media

To read the news and stories that matter to the coastal forestry community check out our blog.

Taan Forest Products tour shows forest sustainability in Juskalta. http://tinyurl.com/l4ybnrj

Coulson Group retires the iconic Martin Mars aircraft.
http://tinyurl.com/mf9tfa6

TimberWest donates 2 cedar trees from Nuuchah-nulth territory to @VIUniversity for its Shq'aphut totem pole project.
http://tinyurl.com/pzu5dye

Videos

Forestry Centre: Testament to WFP's Sustainable Commitment

Forestry Centre: Testament to WFP's Sustainable Commitment

The 50th anniversary of the Saanich Forestry Centre, a private coastal tree orchard and nursery, is a testament to Western Forest Products' (WFP) commitment to sustainable forest management.
Read On.

Interfor Video: Building Value for BC's Coastal Communities

Interfor Video: Building Value for BC's Coastal Communities

British Columbia's coastal forest industry works in a complex environment to address a diverse range of values and needs.
Read On.

Social Media

The Invasive Species Centre leads invasive species efforts throughout Canada. Click to learn more! @InvSp
http://tinyurl.com/njo8jvu

@Resource_Works: #Forestry is a huge part of British Columbia's economy.
#cdnecon
http://t.co/MVTItsTR6n

@FPAC_APFC The #forest products industry #hired 8,000 new workers in two years but needs to hire 60,000 new workers by 2020.

5th generation Haida Gwaii raised #BC logger, Alana #Husby seizes opportunity harvesting underwater jungle in Panama.
http://tinyurl.com/kgau7my

#Mill grinding stone #monument marked to be moved to public space in Alberni Valley.
@Alberni_News #heritage
http://tinyurl.com/oj9sgrf

And don't forget to check out the
Our Forests Our Roots
Facebook page!

Member Spotlight

Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd.

Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd.

Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd. (TRAPA) specializes in selling a variety of lumber and logs to more than 20 countries, primarily Japan and China, with expanding business in other markets. TRAPA has been exporting lumber to Japan since 1954, and started custom cutting in 1966.

Click here to find out more about --- and other Coast Forest members.

www.OurForestsOurRoots.org

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About Coast Forest

About Coast Forest

Coast Forest Products Association represents a modern industry made up of forestry companies that produce logs, lumber and pulp and paper.

Coast Forest companies are known for their world-leading stewardship practices and focuses on sustainability. They represent an innovative, high-tech industry that is creating a growing array of forest and wood products for expanding overseas and domestic markets.

News that Matters

To read the news and stories that matter to the coastal forestry community check out our What's New section.

We have News Clippings, News Releases, Coast Forest Coverage and, of course, all of our Blog Articles that you see here in this newsletter.

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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