Category Archives: Forests

Community forests keep resources in local hands

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An innovative approach to forestry is increasing the returns to local economies in a way that goes beyond just focusing on profits. Community forests are a means to keep benefits and decisions around local resources in local hands, said Susan Mulkey, communication manager for the British Columbia Community Forest Association (BCCFA).

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Cortes Community Forest

This week, Cortes Currents presents a conversation with the Manager of the Cortes Community ForestMark Lombard, and President of the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative, Carrie Saxifrage.  The Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) is the non-aboriginal equal partner with the Klahoose First Nation in the Cortes Forest General Partnership (CFGP).

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Election 2020: NDP make paradigm shift in old growth forest management

By Fran Yanor, The Rocky Mountain Goat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Yesterday, John Horgan committed an NDP government to enacting independent review recommendations calling  for a ‘paradigm shift’ in old growth forest management, including legislation to make ecosystem health and biodiversity an overarching, all-sector priority.

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Forest industry purchased $7 billion worth of goods and services from local communities

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new study conducted by BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) found that in 2019, COFI member companies purchased $7 billion worth of goods and services from nearly 9,900 B.C.–based companies and Indigenous suppliers located in every region of the province.

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Fairy Creek protesters release video highlighting BC’s ‘hypocrisy’

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new video made by Vancouver Island activists at the forefront of the Fairy Creek watershed blockade in Port Renfrew has gone viral on the internet as it takes a dig at B.C.’s destination marketing brand, Super, Natural British Columbia.

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