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The PFLA in 2021

January 14, 2021

PFLA STRATEGIC BUSINESS GOALS
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:

  • Leading in advocacy for BC private forest land and landowners
  • Enhancing working relationships and community links
  • Enhancing PFLA professional educational training and materials
  • Sustaining and evolving the PFLA
  • Enhancing forest association synergies
  • Strengthening and diversifying the PFLA membership

PHILANTHROPY
The PFLA recognizes the important role that charitable, non-profit organizations play in the communities where we live and work, and gives annually through the PFLA’s Haley Memorial Bursary in Forestry. The PFLA also sponsors the BC Forest Discovery Centre’s Forests Forever exhibit and a number of local events including the Cowichan Exhibition which has operated in the Cowichan Valley for more than 150 years. More information about our philanthropic efforts are available on our website: https://pfla.bc.ca/about/community

GOVERNMENT POLICY
We expect 2021 will be a very active year for the PFLA in government policy and outreach. Many of the files we focused on in 2020 will continue to be priorities in 2021:

  • Managed Forest Review (provincial)
  • Managed forest land assessment (provincial)
  • BC Old Growth Strategy (provincial)
  • Species at Risk (federal/provincial)
  • Fisheries Act (federal)
  • Migratory Bird Convention Act (federal)
  • Municipal bylaws (provincial)
  • Island Trust resolutions (provincial)
  • Marine Area Planning (federal/provincial)
  • Wildfire Response Agreements (provincial)

COMMUNICATIONS
2020 saw the continuation of bi-monthly PFLA member newsletters, working group meetings, and government outreach, along with the launch of a brand new PFLA website and the introduction of a webinar series featuring presentations about the Managed Forest Council and the new Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation. (Webinar recordings are available on the newly designed PFLA website: https://pfla.bc.ca/resources/member-webinars/). For 2021 we expect to continue to provide a variety of events and information to members in a format that complies with guidance from the provincial health officer on social distancing. Webinars, regular newsletters and infographics will continue to be important communications tools.

Looking for more information about the PFLA? Contact us: info@pfla.bc.ca