Local solutions possible without promising over-committed timber supply

Letter by Anne Hetherington
The Interior News
September 14, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

HOUSTON, BC — I read with concern that Canfor is asking its employees and the public to lobby politicians and ministers to guarantee long-term, economic fibre to support the replacement of its closed mill in Houston. This replacement mill would produce less-finished goods, provide fewer jobs and already has a share of the timber supply. Timber supply should not be a political decision influenced by Canfor public relations lobbying. …I support investing in sustainable forest jobs. I have worked with foresters, ecologists, researchers and the public to develop sustainable plan options which maintain local forestry jobs and our economy while maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem. …I disagree with political guarantees of economic fibre based on lobbying and I am for corporations making their own economic decisions.

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