Jim Hilton

Reduction of cull pile burning can have impact

Forest residues (cull piles) burned each year in BC is equal to the burning of 20 million barrels of oil.

B.C. communities should take a page from Eastern canadian research

Woody biomass residue from short rotation plantations will be used in a variety of trials.

Use of biochar could reduce the green house gas emissions in B.C by 22 per cent

Substituting coal and natural gas with biochar could help the province reach its 33 per cent emission reduction goal by 2020.

B.C. needs to focus on renewable resource use

Would a new stand alone ministry help improve provincial renewable resource use?
Alberta seems to think so.

Tension between future concerns versus short-term profits

I trust Tribune readers have reviewed David Black’s articles on the proposal of a refinery in Kitimat.

Area based tenures a controversial topic

According to Don Kayne, president and CEO of Canfor Corporation Vancouver, his focus is to make sure they have...

Burning merchantable timber in B.C. still a problem

Using a conservative estimate, there were 3,500 jobs lost in a 12-month period when the logs left after logging were burned.

Looking for conversation to lead to better forest management

In my last column I estimated what I thought was a conservative amount of biomass left as residual material.

Less than one per cent of provincial AAC in community forests

I believe in community forests so why am I not thrilled with the recent announcement about approval of the Williams Lake Community Forest.

Smoke or jobs

Columnist Jim Hilton offers up ideas for the future of the region's forests and its timber supply area.