Excerpts from letter to the Mayor
"The purpose of this letter is to invite a further discussion on whether and how the Municipality of North Cowichan might engage with the Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership (www.cdfcp.ca) and UBC Faculty of Forestry to help advance your communities’ long-term goals for the sustainable use of your forest resources. With that understanding in hand, we might work together to identify ‘made in Cowichan’ approaches to consumptive and non-consumptive use of forest resources to generate revenue, but also enhance amenity, fisheries, wildlife, and recreational values to residents and visitors to your spectacular region."
"At present, the CDFCP has received an opportunity to match federal funds available through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s ‘Priority Places’ program. Discussions with CDFCP members and UBC partners suggest that a UBC – CDFCP – MoNC partnership might leverage enough matching support via in kind and philanthropic contributions to initiate scenario planning."