forestry

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Sustainability of community and urban forests

A few weeks ago I agreed to meet someone in a parking…

  • Aug 13, 2022

 

A Save Old Growth supporter sits atop the Victoria visitor centre Aug. 9 in a protest against old-growth logging in B.C. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Topless demonstrator perches on B.C. rooftop to expose need for ‘dramatic change’

Save Old Growth supporter launches downtown Victoria protest to end all old-growth logging

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: A sustainable planet through global forests

The Global Forest by Diana Beresford Kroger contains 175 pages packed into 40 short stories

  • Aug 7, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Save Old Growth announced its impending return to action with a series of vandalism across Vancouver July 28. On Aug. 2, the group ran its first traffic blockade in a month near Stanley Park. (Save Old Growth website/screenshot)

Save Old Growth resumes B.C. traffic disruptions with Vancouver blockade

Environmental group back in action after 1 month pause

Save Old Growth announced its impending return to action with a series of vandalism across Vancouver July 28. On Aug. 2, the group ran its first traffic blockade in a month near Stanley Park. (Save Old Growth website/screenshot)
Ecologist Greg Utzig in an area of old growth cedar-hemlock forest near Nelson that is not in an Old Growth Management Area and which therefore could be logged any time. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Kootenay forest management ignores old growth protection, two experts say

Some younger forest is protected as old growth, while much actual old growth is not protected

Ecologist Greg Utzig in an area of old growth cedar-hemlock forest near Nelson that is not in an Old Growth Management Area and which therefore could be logged any time. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)

FOREST INK: Drought results in bumper cone crop

Some tops were so loaded that they actually broke due to the extra weight

Spruce cones are abundant in a tree in the Chilcotin. (Wanda Gillespie photo)
A pair of U.S. senators say tariff relief on imports from Canada would take inflationary pressure off the U.S. housing market. (file)

Let’s make a deal with Canada on softwood, U.S. senators urge Biden administration

About 30 per cent of the timber used in the U.S. comes from Canada

A pair of U.S. senators say tariff relief on imports from Canada would take inflationary pressure off the U.S. housing market. (file)
Softwood lumber is pictured along the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

West Fraser Timber shuts down takeover report; shares spike

Company says it has not received a proposal and there are no ongoing discussions

Softwood lumber is pictured along the Fraser River in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will have exclusive timber harvesting rights to an estimated 217,312 hectares within the Nation’s territories east of Prince George (contributed photo).

217,000-hectare deal near Prince George creates B.C.’s largest First Nations woodland

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation license will see greater forest stewardship benefits and harvesting rights

The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation will have exclusive timber harvesting rights to an estimated 217,312 hectares within the Nation’s territories east of Prince George (contributed photo).
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Old growth forests, what is the way forward?

Controversy swirls around how much old growth remains in the province

  • Jul 9, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
The proposed cedar grove protected area is outlined in red. It is located at the north end of the Duncan Lake reservoir. Map: Valhalla Wilderness Society

Petition asks for protection of ancient cedars at Duncan Lake

Some of the trees are over 1,000 years old and one is 2,100 years old

The proposed cedar grove protected area is outlined in red. It is located at the north end of the Duncan Lake reservoir. Map: Valhalla Wilderness Society
Police officers forming outside the protest camp on the forestry road. (RCMP handout)

Vancouver Island Mounties dismantle Fairy Creek old growth protest camp, arrest 5

RCMP say that of the five arrested, two were repeat offenders

Police officers forming outside the protest camp on the forestry road. (RCMP handout)
Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group says it will end its highway protests as of June 29. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Protesters say B.C.’s old growth forest battle will no longer be blocking your commute

Save Old Growth ending campaign of highway protests while maintaining its call for logging ban

Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group says it will end its highway protests as of June 29. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
John Walker, stewardship forester for Williams Lake First Nation on left, tours Minister Katrine Conroy through an ecosystem restoration project in the Bond Lake Road area near Williams Lake. The project also helped reduce wildfire risk in the area. (Felipe Fittipaldi photo)

Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Management tours Williams Lake projects

Minister Katrine Conroy visited FESBC projects in the area for a day

John Walker, stewardship forester for Williams Lake First Nation on left, tours Minister Katrine Conroy through an ecosystem restoration project in the Bond Lake Road area near Williams Lake. The project also helped reduce wildfire risk in the area. (Felipe Fittipaldi photo)
Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group’s co-founder Zain Haq says he’s gone into hiding out of fear of deportation. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Save Old Growth organizer fears his climate activism has made him a target for deportation

Zain Haq, who is in Canada on a study permit, says he’s gone into hiding

  • Jun 20, 2022
Two Save Old Growth protesters blocking Highway 1 at the Columbia River Bridge in Revelstoke. The group’s co-founder Zain Haq says he’s gone into hiding out of fear of deportation. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)

FOREST INK: Using wood chips in the Cariboo region

Governments of B.C. and Canada and Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) invest in forestry

  • Jun 19, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton. (File photo)
Save Old Growth demonstrators blocked the northbound Pat Bay Highway early in the morning on June 13. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth/Twitter)

Save Old Growth protester shatters hip during B.C. highway blockade

Campaigners say they will continue actions until old growth logging is halted in B.C.

Save Old Growth demonstrators blocked the northbound Pat Bay Highway early in the morning on June 13. (Courtesy of Save Old Growth/Twitter)
Guru Nanak Sikh Temple president Harinder Vaid (from left), Tolko Soda Creek divisional manager Mike Dextrace and Rajinder Saini, planer supervisor, gather to accept a donation of $2,500 from Tolko to the Williams Lake Sikh Temple. The donation was Saini’s charity of choice after winning the donation for his dedication, hard work and years of service to Tolko. (Photo submitted)

Williams lake planer manager receives Tolko’s Community Citizen Award

Rajinder Saini was recognized for his good work in the community

Guru Nanak Sikh Temple president Harinder Vaid (from left), Tolko Soda Creek divisional manager Mike Dextrace and Rajinder Saini, planer supervisor, gather to accept a donation of $2,500 from Tolko to the Williams Lake Sikh Temple. The donation was Saini’s charity of choice after winning the donation for his dedication, hard work and years of service to Tolko. (Photo submitted)
Save Old Growth announced the return of their highway blockades as of June 13 during the 2022 Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade. A new group, Clear The Road, which is frsutrated with the regular blockades is now pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Save Old Growth. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. commuters consider lawsuit over logging protest highway blockades by Save Old Growth

Drivers have missed appointments and work shifts, lost out on money, says Clear The Road group

Save Old Growth announced the return of their highway blockades as of June 13 during the 2022 Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade. A new group, Clear The Road, which is frsutrated with the regular blockades is now pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Save Old Growth. (Black Press Media file photo)