Coastal Clarion - Newsletter

Winter 2017Volume 30

President's Perspective:
Reflections on a Year Past - And a New Voice for a New Year

2017 was a year when British Columbia's coastal forest industry was re-affirmed, once again, as an important cornerstone sector to growing BC's strong and sustainable economy. A new economic study by PwC found that $12.9 billion of our province's GDP comes from forestry with government receiving $4 billion in tax revenue every year from the sector. It also found that 140,000 British Columbians rely on forestry for their jobs with the stability of 140 BC communities dependent on a healthy industry. Read More

Rick Jeffery

Rick Jeffery
President & CEO,
Coast Forest Products Association

BC's Largest-Ever Forestry Trade Mission to Asia a Success

This fall, Coast Forest joined Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson on BC's largest-ever forestry trade mission to Asia. Along with 30+ delegates from across British Columbia's forest industry, Coast Forest met with key government and industry players in China and Japan, working to expand markets, enhance relationships, and raise the value of BC wood products. Read More

It's About Our Communities

2017 marked yet another year of solid relationships for BC's coastal forest sector, as it focused on strengthening its connections to coastal communities. The year kicked off with the signing of the landmark MOU with Vancouver Island Communities and the launch of the informative Forestry Friendly Communities website. Grassroots stories of interrelatedness between forestry and communities were told through exciting videos highlighting world-renowned whitewater rafter, Dave Prothero and the United Riders of Cumberland (URoC) mountain biking group, just to name a few. These are only some of the many examples of the important ties between BC communities and the forest sector as they continue to grow every year. To learn more, check out the videos below!

Access World-Class Whitewater

Forest Access Partnership with URoC Mountain Bike Club

Coast Forest and The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC Spread Holiday Cheer!

In the spirit of Christmas, Coast Forest and The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC team up to bring some holiday cheer to a family in need! For the 5th year in a row, the two are working together to support the Boys and Girls Club Holiday Hamper, providing a family-in-need with a Christmas hamper. Filled with gifts, both essential and exciting, the hampers delivers everything from grocery cards, toiletries, and warm clothes, to toys, treats, gift cards, and more!

The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC serves over 12,000 children, youth, and families every year. With after school programs, clubs and summer camps, they make a profound difference in the lives of kids on BC's coast. Plus, no kid is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.

Want to join in the giving and spread some Christmas cheer? Visit The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC online to find out how you can support their awesome initiatives this holiday season! Read More

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CFPA Members in the Media

Shíshálh Nation and Interfor sign historic relationship agreement.

A Voice for the Forests: Examining the Illustrious Career of Biologist, David Lindsay.

Malahat Nation and TimberWest Renew Memorandum of Understanding.

Timberwest continues donating to conservation efforts in Duncan, BC.

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Did you know? BC's reforestation practices took root in Campbell River.

Canada requests World Trade Organization consultations on U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber.

Check out the Festival of Forestry teacher Tours through Port Alberni.

B.C. Lumber Producers Will Vigorously Defend Industry Against U.S. Trade Action.


Congratulations Stéphane Renou on your recent appointment as President and CEO of FPInnovations.

Featured Member

Western Forest Products

Western Forest Products is a margin-focused timberlands manager and wood producer committed to building a profitable and globally competitive forest products business. Western Forest Products is an integrated Canadian company sustainably managing forests and manufacturing high-quality wood products on the British Columbia coast. 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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Please visit BC Council of Forest Industries for more information on BC forestry.

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