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British Columbia's public dispute on Forests

There is some dispute ongoing in British Columbia regarding the treatment of forests and first nation people rights

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Apr. 01, 2012

Politics trumps reason as B.C. eyes bid to raid protected forests

The fire that destroyed the lumber mill in Burns Lake this winter was sudden and catastrophic, sending a small town into shock. Overnight, 250 jobs vanished.

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March 09, 2012

A crisis of neglect in the province’s forests

In 1985, the rapidly growing amount of not-satisfactorily-restocked (NSR) land in B.C. forests became a crisis. This resulted in a joint provincial and federal $300-million funding plan, the Forest Resource Development Agreement (FRDA) that restocked many thousands of hectares.

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March 12, 2012

Transforming forest management in B.C

The recent auditor-general's report on government mismanagement of our forests should serve as a wake-up call to the people of British Columbia to demand transformation of forest governance and management. Healthy forests provide us with clean water and clean air.

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17 Feb 2012

BC Government Killing Forest Industry: Auditor General

Worse, the government lacks reliable information on the state of the forest and has no plan for what to do about it, he said.

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February 17, 2012

Auditor General report on forestry - A trust betrayed

The Auditor General of British Columbia has released a report that is sharply critical of the BC Government and Ministry of Forests’ management of BC forests.  Indeed, it would be hard to find a government report that is more withering in its criticism.
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February 21, 2012

Foresters join warning cry over risk to forest sustainability

B.C. forest inventories are so far out of date that the foresters' professional association is questioning whether provincial forestlands can still be managed sustainably.

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February 21, 2012

B.C. risks becoming a silvicultural slum

Re: B.C.'s resources need support, Column, Feb. 17, Province fails to protect, restore beetle-ravaged area: report, Feb. 17

Both Stephen Hume and Auditor-General John Doyle have pointed out in spades the neglected state of B.C.'s forests.

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Feb. 19, 2012

Timber inventory a guessing game, critics charge

The B.C. government is not adequately keeping track of its inventory of timber lands, according to NDP Leader Adrian Dix. And that means the province is putting off some tough decisions, he says, on managing what’s left of pine-beetle-ravaged forests.

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February 17, 2012

B.C.'s resources need support

We pride ourselves on being Super, Natural British Columbia, province of pristine lakes, spectacular wilderness, friendly resource communities and vibrant, sophisticated cities.

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February 18, 2012

Aging Forests Ministry in poor health

The ravages of age usually affect people more than institutions.

But successive reports on two of the oldest government functions in B.C. have found they are in failing health.


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by Dr. Radut