WhereDoWeStand is a website and platform for citizens concerned about the North Cowichan Forest Reserve. Our one shared message is stated by the petition and signed by over 1500 citizens. "We are requesting a pause in all logging of the North Cowichan Municipal Forests to allow time for public consultation on the future of our six public forest reserves."
What can professionals do to improve consultation with the public?
If a long-lasting relationship between a licensee and the public is to be formed, then: trust should be established early and be meaningful; adequate time should be allocated to enable public involvement; professionals should ensure the public has adequate resources to effectively participate and that all interested parties are given opportunity to comment.
The article indirectly references North Cowichan (page 12,13)
Seven forest carbon myths, misconceptions, or oversimplifications.
Author: Jim Pojar (retired) worked for the BC forest service as an Ecologist for 25 years
BC’s forest carbon strategy favours accelerated logging, more wood products, and more bioenergy. The mantra goes like this. Our forests will all soon burn up, fall to beetles, or blow down anyway. So we should quickly log much more, store the carbon in long-lasting wood products and landfills, use the logging debris for biofuel, and promptly reforest to take up more carbon