Coastal Clarion - Newsletter

Summer 2016Volume 23

President’s Perspective

Coastal B.C. Forestry: Bringing to Life the Values of Canadians

Sustainable Industry, Sustainable Products Fact Sheet

Among the publicly stated objectives of the federal Liberal government are: investments in infrastructure and innovation to grow the economy; a better future for Indigenous peoples; a clean growth economy including clean technology in forestry and tackling climate change. These priorities are captured in the work undertaken each and every day by the coastal forest industry of British Columbia. Read on.

Rick Jeffery

Rick Jeffery
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association

Finding Solutions for Today and Tomorrow to Address Hog Fuel Surplus

Sustainable Industry, Sustainable Products Fact Sheet

Residual wood fibre or Hog fuel (hog) is a byproduct that is created from the processing of logs at coastal log sorts, whole log chipping facilities for the manufacture of wood chips for pulp and paper production and in the manufacture of lumber at sawmills. As the hog fuel is generated on a daily basis, log sort operators and sawmills need viable markets and options for this product to avoid operational impediments. Read on.

Trade Mission Aimed to Accelerate Expansion of Indian Market

Sustainable Industry, Sustainable Products Fact Sheet

Continued development of markets for British Columbia's coastal forest products is a key priority for Coast Forest Products Association. As part of Coast Forest's work to advance such opportunities for our industry, President and CEO, Rick Jeffery embarked on a six-day trade mission to India in May. Read on.

Celebrating Partnerships at Canada Wood Reception

Dozens of international forest industry and government leaders gathered in June for a Canada Wood reception that marked the start of Vancouver's five-day Wood Best Practices: Industry Forum. Among the guests were Minister Steve Thomson, Minister Teresa Wat and NRCan Assistant Deputy Minister Glenn Mason. Read on.

Carbon Quiz

New FPInnovations Guide Helps Optimize Forest Residue Recovery

British Columbia is stepping up its efforts to generate more value from its forest resources and the increasing demand for residuals to fuel the growing bioeconomy in B.C. provides a great opportunity for the forest sector. Read on.

FPInnovations' Steep Slope Harvesting Initiative

Coast Forest Offers Challenge to Voice of BC Panel

Coast Forest's President and CEO Rick Jeffrey ensured that coastal forestry was part of the conversation during a Shaw TV episode of Voice of BC which aired June 16. He provided a factual and grounded perspective regarding the industry's impact on the economy and environment, asking the panelists for a credible solution based on the given facts.Below is a sample of one of his comments:

"Fifty-five percent of the old growth on the coast of British Columbia is currently under some form of protection. The chief forester's office projects that our sustainable forest management practices will 9increase that number to over 60% over time. 14 of 19 sawmills and 4 of the 5 pulp mills on the coast of British Columbia are reliant on old growth. In addition, those mills provide sustainable, high-paying, family-supporting, middle-class jobs for British Columbians. If we banned old growth harvesting on the coast we could expect to see the loss of 20000 jobs and 3.5 billion dollars' worth of economics development, which supports social programs, hospitals, and schools. Does Ken or Ben have a credible plan to replaces those jobs and economic development? Should we ban old-growth logging?"

To hear more from Rick, click on the link and fast forward to 11:50 and 39:10 minutes into the conversation.

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UBC's Mass Timber Tower Starts to Rise

Construction has begun on UBC's Brock Commons. At 18 storeys and 53 metres, it will be the tallest wood building in the world.

National Aboriginal Day is Opportune Time to Reflect

Today, Coast Forest Products Association and its member companies join Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - and Canadians from coast to coast in recognizing the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. This day represents an opportunity to celebrate all aspects of Indigenous cultures and heritage. Read on

Cowichan Tribes and TimberWest Strengthen Decades-Long Relationship with MOU

Cowichan Tribes and TimberWest Forest Corporation signed a (MoU) in July to further formalize a successful ongoing partnership around forestry and land management opportunities in the Cowichan Valley. Read on

TimberWest Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Today TimberWest celebrates National Aboriginal Day and the collaborative working relationships it has with over two dozen First Nations. The partnerships allow for respectful working relationship built on consideration of cultural, environmental, educational and economic values. Read on

CFPA Members in the Media

9 BC students each receive Interfor's $2,000 Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship.

Catalyst Paper named one of Canada's Top Corporate Citizens, 10th year in a row!

Western Forest Products' reports safe and sustainable practices, as noted in audit.

BC Forest Discovery Centre fundraiser gets $25,000 kick start from the Municipality of North Cowichan.

Western Forest Products Saanich Forestry Centre celebrates 50 years of sustainability & innovation!

Coast Forest Elects New Board of Directors

Social Media

New machines & technology are being used for harvesting trees on steep slopes increasing safety.

CarbonFirst an 'enormous' opportunity in moving towards a low carbon economy.

FLNRO Minister Steve Thomson announces creation of a new $10,000 grant honouring BC's Robin Hood.

The Festival of Forestry takes teacher on tours through the #forest!

Canadian Women in Timber announce launch of their updated site! Check it out!

Canada's forestry sector at vanguard of climate change action.

Forest management, tech innovation & mill efficiency all to contribute to 30 by 30 climate change plan!

Check us out on social media!

Featured Member

District of Mission

Since 1958, the District of Mission has managed the 10,500-hectare Tree Farm Licence 26, located inside the municipal boundaries. Also known as the Mission Municipal Forest, it operates under the highest possible standards, maintaining a sustainable balance of economic, social, scientific and environmental forest values. Logs are sold to manufacturers, primarily in British Columbia. Read on

About Coast Forest

About Coast Forest

Photo by Ken Hall

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.

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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