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.
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.
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.
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.
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?