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A Private Managed Forest Land Program Primer

As we start another new year, it’s a good time for a reminder about what the Private Managed Forest Land Program is, and how it benefits sustainable forest management on BC’s private forest lands.

A PFLA Year In Review

Program, the PFLA’s efforts through the year are on participating in the public process to ensure government policy is fair, environmentally sound, fiscally responsible, and sufficiently respectful of private property rights.

Covid Funding Support for BC Businesses

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is having lasts effects on businesses in BC, and the federal and provincial governments offer a range of economic recovery and financial benefits.

Tree Pruning 101

Those with hardwood stands on their forest lands may be planning to do some pruning at this time of year. Why prune? “Opening up the canopy to let light and air filter throughout the entire tree allows for increased foliage while decreasing the risk of disease.

Managing For Roosevelt Elk Browse

Roosevelt elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) are a coastal species that foresters manage habitat and food sources for during forest planning and operations.

The Many Benefits of Forest Fuel Management

One of the key elements of reducing the risk to homes and communities from catastrophic wildfire in interface areas is managing the amount of potentially combustible material in the forest, known as fuel load.

Worker safety for tree planters

With the 2021 wildfire season finally coming to an end and seasonal weather conditions slowly returning, many forest land managers are looking ahead to tree planting season.

Drought Conditions Mean Ongoing Risk of Wildfire

All of Vancouver Island is now under a Level 5 drought advisory, the most severe drought level in the province. BC ranks drought levels from 0 to 5, with Drought Level 5 rated as the most severe.

Facts About The Managed Forest Program

Managed Forest land is a BC Assessment property classification established in 1988 to encourage private landowners in BC to manage their lands for long-term forest harvest and forest health. This includes, of course, forest management for the effects of climate change. Adaptation to climate change is essential for managing forests sustainably to keep forest industries competitive and forest-dependent communities healthy.

Fuel and Fuel Management

Private forest land managers – like many in BC right now – are trained on the drought conditions that have spurred a very aggressive wildfire season in some parts of the province. One of the predictors of widlfire behaviour is the condition of the fuels. But what are fuels?