Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett speaks during the official kick off of the website WoodSourceBC.com.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett speaks during the official kick off of the website WoodSourceBC.com.

Wood website to help connect buyers, sellers

A website designed to connect buyers and sellers of B.C. wood products was officially announced at the Tourism Discovery Centre, Wednesday.

A website designed to connect buyers and sellers of B.C. wood products was officially announced at the Tourism Discovery Centre, Wednesday.

The Bridges Project is an initiative developed by the B.C. Community Forest Association and supported by a consortium of community partners. The project launched WoodSourceBC.com, an interactive website designed to connect buyers and sellers of B.C. forest products.

WoodSourceBC.com is intended to help community forest association members, woodlot licensees, First Nations tenures, private forest land owners and others reach potential buyers of their logs and other forest products.

Mayor Kerry Cook noted how the website could help the City and its partner, the Williams Lake Indian Band, in their joint community forest endeavour.

“We can experience first hand the benefits of WoodSourceBC,” she said.

Brian McNaughton, general manager of the Federation of B.C. Woodlot Associations, said prior to the website woodlot licensees lacked the marketing expertise and connections which the site now provides.

“This is your tool. Go to it. We’re looking for good things to happen,” he said.

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