Coastal Clarion - Newsletter

Summer 2017Volume 28

President's Perspective:
Working with Our New Provincial Government - For All British Columbians

Coastal forestry in British Columbia is known worldwide as a leader in sustainable forest management. We are a foundational sector that supports our strong, provincial economy. Our sector's companies are advancing the innovation of new products and technologies. These companies directly provide middle class, family-supporting jobs in coastal communities which, in turn, support jobs in sectors of all types in the streets, stores and high rises of the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Victoria.

Over the last two decades, coastal forestry has collaborated with all levels of government through the worst economic recession since the 1930s, survived, modernized, remained competitive - and now leads the world in green forestry practices and products. Coast Forest would like to thank the premiers, ministers and staff of the Government of British Columbia who collaborated with us during this time. We would not be here today if were not for their commitment to understanding the many complexities of our industry and their dedication to finding solutions. Read More

Rick Jeffery

Rick Jeffery
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association

Forestry for our future, low-carbon economy

People living in forestry-dependent communities on the coast of British Columbia have felt a renewed sense of pride in their way of life over the past six months with the launch of the Forestry Friendly Communities website. While the website touts the fundamental economic importance of the sector on the lives of the people living in these coastal towns, it also encourages them to celebrate the sustainable practices of this modern industry with interactive items such as an up-to-the-second tree-planting counter. Read More

Forestry Friendly Communities real-time counter shows the number of trees planted in BC

Congratulations Catalyst Paper on being named to Corporate Knights' Best 50 Citizens for the 11th Consecutive Year

Coast Forest Products Association applauds Catalyst Paper on being named one of Corporate Knights' Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens list for the 11th consecutive year. For over a decade Catalyst Paper Corporation has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to sustainability, transparency, environmental stewardship and social responsibility in Canada's thriving forest industry. Sincere congratulations! Read More

A Vision for Future Forestry Markets

With the 5th softwood lumber dispute dragging on as the second wave of anti-dumping duties were recently announced, Canadian forestry companies and their workers are feeling the impact. The acknowledgement by the Canadian government of their challenges is significant to the sector that supports our economy, 230,000 middle class livelihoods across the nation, and 38,000 on the coast of British Columbia. Read More

Natural Resources Canada, 2017. Reproduced with the permission of the Department of Natural Resources, 2017

Addressing the Industry's Need for Extending Boomstick Service Life

Coastal forest industry looks to FPInnovations to address boomstick inventory replacement annual cost of approximately $12.7 million

To address the coastal forest industry's need to extend the service life of new boomsticks, FPInnovations conducted a recent study looking at the treatability of debarked and drilled logs of coastal species. The study involved a small-scale lab trial where boomsticks were treated with the marine-approved commercial preservative CCA, coated with a non-toxic durable material and wrapped with the drill-hole lined at ends. Read More

A side-by-side illustration of polyurethane-coated, treated boomsticks and marine-borer infested boomsticks.

U.S. duties on softwood lumber climb with latest decision on anti-dumping

B.C. lumber producers continue to vigorously defend against additional duties

B.C. lumber producers will continue to vigorously defend the industry against a new round of preliminary anti-dumping duties imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Canadian softwood lumber. "These duties result from the trade action which is part of the continued attempt by the protectionist U.S. lumber lobby to constrain imports of high-quality Canadian lumber into the U.S. market and to drive up prices for their benefit," said Susan Yurkovich, President of the BC Lumber Trade Council. "The ongoing allegations levelled by the U.S. industry are without merit. This was proven in the last round of litigation and we fully expect it will be the case again." Read More

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CFPA Members in the Media

Western Forest Products and Huu-ay-aht First Nations completed sale and purchase of three properties in Canada.
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Forestry alumnus honoured in Top Forty Under 40
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TimberWest supports Emily Carr: Into the Forest at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Trans Canada Trail connects to Southern Vancouver Island, thanks to TimberWest's generous support!
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Congratulations to the 12 young British Columbians receiving Interfor's Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship.
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Catalyst Paper launches Trident™ - new wet strength label paper.
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Catalyst Paper announces senior executive appointments
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Teal-Jones Group

Teal-Jones is the largest privately held forest products company on BC's coast. It owns and manages renewable timber resources, sustainable logging operations, specialty wood products mills, and state-of-the-art manufacturing plants that support a global sales and supply network Read More

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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