Coastal Clarion - Newsletter

Fall 2013Volume 12


President's Perspective

Investing in Our Future - Communities and Coastal Forestry

The theme of this year's UBCM Convention is "navigating the local landscape." Certainly our landscape in British Columbia's coastal forest sector has changed dramatically over the years. This has had direct effects on the lives of people in towns and cities all over Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and north to Haida Gwaii.

The relationship that we have today with these communities is of key importance in fostering understanding and collaboration so we can grow and benefit from new opportunities together. Read on.

Rick Jeffery

Rick Jeffery
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association

British Columbia's Resource Sectors are the Foundation of a Diversified Economy

Business Council of British Columbia

A review of BC Business Magazine's Top 100 list of British Columbia companies by revenue for 2012 reveals the province's economic mosaic, showcasing diverse organizations such as Telus, HSBC Bank Canada and Finning International. It also reveals the extent to which the foundation for British Columbia's economic prosperity is our natural resource sector. Read On.

Managing BC's Coastal Forests: Professional Reliance and Public Input

"Forestry isn't rocket science. It is much more complicated" - Dr. Fred Bunnell UBC, Professor Emeritus

When I attended university, Fred was one of my professors - and he was on to something because managing forests sustainably is a remarkably complex task.

We manage public forests under a very rigorous regulatory regime where forest resource objectives are set by our elected government and this reflects the public interest. In addition to public input, this provides the context for professional foresters to manage our forests - both socioeconomically and ecologically. Read On.

Coast Forest Products Association

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Phone: (604) 891-1237

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Share Your Story with Pride - On Our New Website!

Our Forest Our Roots

The coastal forest sector has a big impact on those of us who live on the BC coast.

Coast Forest Products Association and its member companies are launching a brand new website to provide accurate information about the sector as well as a forum for people to show their support for the coastal forest sector and have their voices heard.

Log onto our, Share your story, Order a decal and, Be sure to tell your friends!


- Ian Fillinger for his recent appointment as Vice President, Canadian Operations at International Forest Products

- Shannon Janzen for her recent promotion as Chief Forester at Western Forest Products

- Joe Nemeth for his recent appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Paper

- Otto Schulte for his recent appointment as Vice President, Strategic Forest Initiatives


- Graham Lea

*In the e-mail version of this edition of the Coastal Clarion, a typographical error was made in our congratulations to Mr. Joe Nemeth. It should have read "his", not "her."

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