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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B.C. forest inventories are so far out of date that the foresters' professional association is questioning whether provincial forestlands can still be managed sustainably.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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February 17, 2012

B.C.'s efforts not enough to halt forestry declines

B.C. auditor general John Doyle said in a report released Thursday that the province is ill-prepared to manage the province's beetle-ravaged forests, which are heading toward a long-term decline in both value and diversity.

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February 16th, 2012

British Columbia moves to protect old growth in Avatar Grove

The Government of British Columbia announced today that all of Avatar Grove, a unique stand of old-growth cedars near Port Renfrew, is now protected in an expanded old growth management area.

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February 17th, 2012

British Columbia’s Auditor General releases his timber management report

British Columbia Auditor General John Doyle has released his latest report, An Audit of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Management of Timber.

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February 05, 2012

Charest announces conservation plan for Quebec's north

MONTREAL - Quebec will turn 20% of its vast northern territory into internationally recognized protected areas, a plan Premier Jean Charest said is one of the largest conservation projects in the world.

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Feb. 9, 2012

Forest industry appreciates Prime Minister's promotion of Canadian lumber exports to China

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has highlighted the exceptional growth of Canadian lumber exports to China.  The industry recognizes the important partnership role the fe


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