Slocan Community Forest releases wildfire protection plan
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McBride Community Forest 
Carrier Forest License Purchase Offer Withdrawn
This week, the McBride Community Forest (MCFC) was informed by Carrier Lumber that the offer to sell a portion of a forest licence to MCFC has been withdrawn.
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Congratulations to Frank Varga
The new General Manager of Burns Lake Community Forest read more
Linking Communities and Provincial Decision-Makers  
Community leaders were surveyed by the TLA to see what impact  forest policy changes over the last decade have had on the viability of coastal communities read more
B.C.s own Robin Hood remembered throughout forests of province
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June 2016 Newsletter

Introducing the 2016-2017 BCCFA Board of Directors
Working on the Board of Directors are the following dedicated individuals: 
Erik Leslie, President (Harrop Procter Community Forest)
John Stace-Smith, Vice President (Likely Xat’sull Community Forest)
Duncan Mc Kellar, Treasurer (Tumbler Ridge Community Forest)
Margaret Inoue, Secretary (Wells-Barkerville Community Forest)
George Brcko (Wells Gray Community Forest)
Dave Gill (Westbank FN)
Dave Lasser (Sunshine Coast Community Forest)
Harley Wright (Lower North Thompson Community Forest)
Albert Gerow (Chinook Community Forest)
Gord Chipman (Esketemc Community Forest)

BCCFA Conference Report and Presentations
The presentations from the conference are now available on the BCCFA website at this link. Read the Conference Report click here

Conference Visual Tour
Shelley Desautels with Forsite Consulting  has once again put together a fabulous visual tour of the conference field trip and sessions.  If you missed the conference, you can get a real sense of the event. Thank you Shelley!!!! link to the tour

Forests for Tomorrow Program Funding
The deadline for submitting project proposals for the 2017 – 2018 program is August 19th.  Eligible Activities are detailed in the Silviculture Funding Criteria found here .

Robin Hood Memorial Film
David Springbett of Asterisk Productions in Victoria put together a film of Robin Hood. David showed the film at the BCCFA banquet in Lake Cowichan in May. You can watch the film here
Proposed Changes to the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation – Policy Update
The Ministry of Environment is in the process of revising the Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation (OBSCR). The OBSCR regulates most open burning of vegetative debris in BC. An information update describing the proposed approach is now posted on the ministry’s open burning regulatory review website and available for public comment until July 21, 2016. more information

Other News

BCFSC Safety Alert of the Month: May 2016 : How to Promote a Culture of Incident Reporting
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2016 SISCO Fall Field Tour 
Summerland BC September 27 - 28, 2016 Looking at Previously Harvested Stands to Help Predict What Current Harvesting Practices Might Bring in the Future more information

Columbia Mountains Institute Bio-engineering: A Restoration Course
Sept 18-19, 2016.  Revelstoke BC read more

UBC Co-op TreeRings Newsletter - June 2016 read more

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate June 3, 2016 read more

Building a Stronger North Newsletter - May 2016 read more

Building a Stronger North Newsletter - July 2016 read more
2016 Conference Visual Tour
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