What Are We Going to Do About It?

By Linda Coady, President & CEO, Council of Forest Industries
BC Truck Loggers Association
July 2, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Linda Coady

A dramatic drop in harvest levels is putting the benefits created by BC’s forest sector and its future at risk. The 2024 BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) Convention put some solutions on the table.  …The first hour of the 2024 COFI Convention identified the priority of unlocking fibre supply.  The next day and a half focused on how to do that. …Five ideas were put forward for inclusion in a strategy for predictable fibre supply in BC:

  1. Remedy current permit development processes to ensure that an environmentally sustainable and economically viable harvest can be consistently achieved.
  2. Secure agreements with First Nations that advance progress on critical issues.
  3. Expedite new regional tables for forest landscape planning.
  4. Support more innovative forest management.
  5. Develop a multi-year roadmap and economic strategy for the BC forest sector.

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