Rossland, Castlegar, Selkirk reps on new forestry council

By Katrine Conroy, BC Minister of Forests
The Rossland Telegraph
October 26, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Province has convened a new advisory council in support of forestry workers and communities. …”Congratulations to Brian Fry of Rossland, Dr. Sarah Breen of Selkirk College and to Kelly Johnson from Castlegar, who have been appointed to the Forestry Worker Supports and Community Resiliency Council,” Conroy said in her newsletter. “The new council includes 18 diverse members from across BC, and from many different sectors and communities…” The B.C. forest sector is facing a declining mid-term supply of timber. …Government’s vision includes shifting the sector from a focus on high volume to high-value production, with more innovative wood products manufactured locally and more jobs created for every tree harvested. …The Old Growth Strategic Review also recommended that the Province support forestry workers and communities as they adapt to changes resulting from the shift to new approach for managing B.C.’s old-growth forests.  

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