Wildfire Prevention For Forest Managers

With the peak of wildfire season still ahead of us, BC has already seen double the average number of wildfires and three times the area burned this summer. Hundreds of people have been evacuated and hundreds more are on evacuation alert. And this week, the province is preparing for another heat wave that is likely to worsen the already very hot, dry, conditions.

Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change Mitigation

Forests and trees are important carbon sinks. In joining the Association, PFLA members commit to sustainably managing their private forest lands, and this commitment is an important part of climate change mitigation.

Silviculture Planning

Silviculture is the art and science of managing the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests on a sustainable basis. When it comes to post-harvest reforestation, planning well in advance of harvest is the recommended approach.

The Wildfire Danger Rating

You’ll soon be hearing reports about the fire danger rating in your area. It typically rises from low during the cooler, wet season, to high or even extreme during the summer. But what does this rating system mean?

Preparing For Wildfire Season

As forest landowners are preparing their wildfire response strategies for the coming season, many are wondering just what kind of wildfire season we’re in for? Environment and Climate Change Canada’s online forecasting models are publicly available and useful tools for wildfire forecasting.

Wildfire Response Agreements – What Are They?

After the wildfires in the Okanagan in 2003, BC engaged with local governments and private forest landowners on improved wildfire management. The result was the Wildfire Response Agreement program, launched in 2008 by the BC Wildfire Service.

Forest Sector Funding: Growing Canada’s Forests Program

The PFLA shared information with its members about the Federal Government’s ‘Growing Canada’s Forests’ program in its March newsletter, but we think this is worth sharing more widely. The PFLA has been in discussion with Federal Government contacts about this program and how it can be applied on privately owned forest lands. Here are some of the ins and outs about this federal funding opportunity for tree planting on public and private forest lands across Canada.

Partner Profile: Introducing the Canadian Federation of Forest Owners

You know the Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) as the advocate for BC’s private forest landowners at a provincial level. Today, we’ll introduce you to the Canadian Federation of Forest Owners (CFFO), a nationally focused organization looking out for the interests of Canadian private forest landowners and woodlot owners at a Federal level.

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.