Bc Forestry

B.C.'s Oldest Forest Conservationist Reminds Us How Much The Wild Has Changed

Ken Wu | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ken Wu

It's in the memories of our elders like Dr. Al Carder -- a conservationist with a deep connection to the natural world from his earliest days -- where we can recall our histories and learn the wisdom to make a better world.

Not All Is Well In B.C.'s Woods

TJ Watt | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
TJ Watt

It might surprise you to learn that there is a place just a few hours from Victoria, B.C. that is home to Canada's version of the American redwoods. And it may come as more of surprise to learn that its days could now be numbered unless something is done to finally protect it.

Why Are So Many Forestry Workers Dying?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Seven people have died in work-related accidents in the province's forests this year and the B.C. Forest Safety Council wants to know...

Logging Begins Near Pristine B.C. Trail

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A property developer says logging is underway on a portion of land near the rugged and pristine Juan de Fuca Marine Trail on Vancouver Isla...

B.C. Premier Bulldozes Forestry Tax

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark announced a break in a tax log jam Friday that has concerned British Columbia forest contractors since 2003 when the ...

Pine Beetles' Move Up Threatens Western Forests: Study

Robin Rowland | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Scientists behind a new study say a warming world has not only made it easier for the mountain pine beetle to invade new and defenseless ecosystems, but also to better withstand winter weather that is milder and erupt in large outbreaks capable of killing entire stands of trees, no matter their composition.

At Least 19 Injured In B.C. Sawmill Explosion

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada

BURNS LAKE, B.C. - Workers were forced to jump from the second-storey as their colleagues on the ground fought desperately to push their way in to res...

Two Presumed Dead In B.C. Mill Explosion

CBC | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada

Two people are unaccounted for after a fire and explosion tore through a sawmill east of Burns Lake, B.C., on Friday, officials confirmed. ...