Public Engagement Opportunities

The BC Government is currently offering two citizen engagement opportunities that may impact private managed forest land operations. Engagement opportunities are a chance to input into government policy and legislation decisions.

BC Forest Professionals

B.C.’s forest owners are as diverse as the forests themselves—small family-owned properties of a few dozen hectares, to large-scale forestry operations with thousands of hectares.

Migratory Birds Regulations

The Migratory Birds Regulations (MBR) were amended on July 30, 2022. The objective of the Migratory Birds Regulations is the conservation of migratory birds, including their eggs and nests…

The Drought Continues

Drought conditions continue to affect BC forests, with dry forest fuel conditions and outflow wind patterns resulting in increased wildfire behaviour on all active fires. The unseasonably hot, dry conditions, lack of rainfall and outflow winds, mean that smoke from active fires in the Lower Mainland and from Washington State has impacted air quality and visibility.

UBCM and PFLA Neighbours

The PFLA recently met with local and provincial government officials at its annual Reception during the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention. The reception was well attended by both familiar faces and new ones and offered an opportunity for the PFLA to remind elected officials of the benefits of having private managed forest owners as neighbouring landowners.

National Tree Day

National Tree Day takes place on Wednesday September 21 of National Forest Week. National Tree Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits that trees provide – clean air, cooler cities, wildlife habitat and connection with nature.