Sowing and Growing: Q&A with Sylvan Vale’s Iola Elder

Iola Elder is co-owner of Sylvan Vale Nursery in Black Creek, BC on Vancouver Island. How did Sylvan Vale become such an integral part of the reforestation program in Coastal BC? Iola Elder explains.

Managing For Scotch broom

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.

Government Support For Business

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.

Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

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:

PFLA Announces Launch of Newly Redesigned Website

The Private Forest Landowners Association is pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, 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.

United Steelworkers and Mosaic Forest Management Reach Landmark Agreements

United Steelworkers (USW, Local 1-1937) and Mosaic Forest Management have reached agreements-in principle that will bring increased collaboration, flexibility and certainty for workers and Mosaic across its South Island and Northwest Bay operations.

Province Announces Relief for Class 7 Managed Forest Owners

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.

PFLA Welcomes Record Numbers to Sooke, B.C.for 24th Annual Conference

The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) last week welcomed a record-number of delegates to its 24th annual Conference and Field Tour in Sooke, B.C.

Private Forest Landowners Association Supportive of Managed Forest Review

The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) today announced its support of the BC Government’s review of the Private Managed Forest Land Program.

Private Forest Landowners Association Announces Bursary Winners

The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) today announced the winners of its Haley Memorial Bursary in Forestry. The bursary supports UBC students in honour of the Haley family.