Eye on B.C.’s Forests
Issue 5 - Summer 2011
Message from the Chair
Thanks to the many readers who responded to the professional reliance question in our winter 2010/2011 newsletter. Your effort is greatly appreciated and your insights will help shape how the Board approaches this important topic.
Over the past several months, the Board’s work has seen some changes. In particular, we are interacting with a much broader group of stakeholders than in the past. In addition to an increase in First Nations operated forest companies and community forests, we have seen greater engagement with the oil and gas and independent power sectors. We consider this to be a positive trend, as it allows us to better understand and report on the broad range of activities and interests that impact forest resources. We have also done follow-up in several areas to see what has happened as a result of past investigations and recommendations.
In this issue of Eye on BC’s Forests we report on recent Board activities, action arising from some past reports, and provide a glimpse of some current projects. More information is available on our web site, and in our recently published annual report. Please let us know if there are topics you’d like us to cover in future newsletters.
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