BC community forest micro sawmills

Micro Sawmills in British Columbia — Insights for Community Forests

Micro sawmills are defined as mills that process 2,000-20,000 cubic metres per year. Micro mills present a number of opportunities for rural BC communities and First Nations, including the creation of more local jobs, increased value from harvested trees, and enhanced rural economic diversification. To get the conversation going and inspire forward-thinking practices amongst BC’s Continue reading

The Forest Sector & Rural Communities

BC Rural Centre Executive Director Gordon Borgstrom and BC Community Forest Association Executive Director Jennifer Gunter discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities of importance to forestry-dependent rural BC communities and First Nations in this presentation.     For more on forestry issues, visit our Forestry page.         

Contractor Sustainability: A Personal Perspective

By the time you read this our family business of three generations— and ninety years—will have left the forest industry. So begins a powerful personal story, penned by Graham Lasure in Truck Logger BC (click on the cover below), the final owner of W.D. Moore Logging, a family business founded in Winter Harbour on Vancouver Continue reading

Harrop-Procter Community Forest shines

This article by Virginia Rasch excerpted from Kootenay Business  highlights the Harrop-Procter Community Forest, one of the most innovative community forestry initiatives in the country.   From conflict comes success. That’s the origin of the Harrop-Procter Community Forest, according to Erik Leslie, a registered professional forester. “We are a product of the ‘War in the Woods’ from Continue reading