Industry Profile: Meet Jean-Pierre Martel

If you’ve worked in the Canadian forest industry, you probably know Jean-Pierre Martel. And chances are, Jean-Pierre knows you, too.

2022 PFLA Conference, Field Tour & AGM

We look forward to welcoming PFLA members to Courtenay for the PFLA Conference, Field Tour and AGM on June 2-3, 2022 at Crown Isle Resort. PFLA members will find registration details in the latest PFLA Newsletter.

Final cut: Forestry facts aren’t working – what now?

This article was printed on March 31, 2022 in Canadian Forest Industries.

In 2016, Oxford dictionaries chose “post-truth” as its word of the year. Defined as, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief,”…

The Year Ahead

The PFLA has finalized its Strategic Business Plan for 2022. The six organizational goals include advocacy for private forest landowners in BC, and enhancing relationships with First Nations and communities.

Private Forests, Public Benefits: Sustainable Forest Management That Benefits Neighbouring Communities

Private Managed Forest Land owners often go above and beyond the regulatory requirements because they have invested in the acquisition of the land, and are motivated to protect that investment.

Covid Funding Support for BC Business

While Covid-19 and related variants continue to affect BC business, a number of federal and provincial government supports are in place to help business resiliency and economic recovery.

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.