After the wildfires in the Okanagan in 2003, BC engaged with local governments and private forest landowners on improved wildfire management. The result was the Wildfire Response Agreement program, launched in 2008 by the BC Wildfire Service.
The PFLA shared information with its members about the Federal Government’s ‘Growing Canada’s Forests’ program in its March newsletter, but we think this is worth sharing more widely. The PFLA has been in discussion with Federal Government contacts about this program and how it can be applied on privately owned forest lands. Here are some of the ins and outs about this federal funding opportunity for tree planting on public and private forest lands across Canada.
You know the Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) as the advocate for BC’s private forest landowners at a provincial level. Today, we’ll introduce you to the Canadian Federation of Forest Owners (CFFO), a nationally focused organization looking out for the interests of Canadian private forest landowners and woodlot owners at a Federal level.
This week’s annual Invasives Forum 2021, hosted virtually by the Invasive Species Council of BC is a reminder of the opportunities to consider non-native plant species in the management of private forest lands in BC.
The BC Government and private sector are offering a wide range of supports to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A compiled list of the latest supports is available below. Please contact support providers directly for eligibility and application details.
Each year, the PFLA determines its strategic business goals based on analysis of the year prior and forecasting of what’s to come. In 2021, the PFLA’s operations will be structured around six strategic goals:
The Private Forest Landowners Association is pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, www.pfla.bc.ca. Featuring a fresh look, more information on our program and a fully responsive layout for all platforms – we hope you’ll find it easier to navigate and find what you’re looking for quickly and efficiently.
The PFLA is pleased to report that after recent engagement with Minister Doug Donaldson to request financial relief for PFLA members during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province has announced it is is making temporary changes to B.C.’s property tax framework to provide financial support for businesses, including those with Class 7 Managed Forest land.