The Federation of British Columbia Woodlot Associations (FBCWA) promotes the economic and social interests of woodlot licensees, private forest landowners and others involved in small-scale forest management in British Columbia.
The FBCWA’s mission is for all its members to practice exemplary forest and natural resources management in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible manner.
The Federation of BC Woodlot Associations’ 27th and the Woodlot Product Development Council’s 17th Annual General Meetings and Conference will take place will take place at Golden’s historic Civic Centre located at 810 10th Ave. S. (Hwy 97S), Golden, BC.
AGM 2014 Registration and Information available here.
NEW! Video: What does a resourceful woodlot licensee do when their weedeater breaks down? Kyle Chappell, W506, provides the answer in the attached video clip.
NEW! What to Expect During a Board Compliance Audit Release
The Forest Practices Board recently released a bulletin entitled “What to expect during a Board compliance audit.” This bulletin is directly applicable to Woodlot Licences. It explains the audit process, what a licensee can expect, how to prepare for an audit, etc. It also identifies areas of weakness that the Board has observed in recent audits; notably bridge construction, obligations and annual reporting, adherence to professional prepared plans, maintaining natural surface drainage patterns, road maintenance, fire protection, avoiding trespass, reforestation, soil disturbance and riparian management – which is good information even if you haven’t been selected for an audit.
NEW! WOODLOT 1606 FOR SALE
• Location: 30km southeast of Kamloops by Dardanelles Lake (Lat/Long: 50°23'7"120°10'0"
• Impacted heavily by beetle and logged with AAC of 144m³/yr remaining. Fdi reserves and +/- 30ha of mature Fdi remaining.
• High site index of 21+
• All harvested areas are stocked and are or will be free growing this year
• Could combine with another WL or apply for possible merchantable timber in future?
Contact: Bill Nash 250-378-9497 or email@example.com
FBCWA’s response to MFLNRO area-based forest tenure discussion paper
Ollie’s Woodlot Adventures Colouring and Activity Book
Ollie’s adventures take you to a woodlot licence where you will learn about trees and how a forest is managed sustainably. To view a sample, click here. You can also order a supply by emailing.
NEWS RELEASE -December, 2013: Audit of woodlots on Vancouver Island finds good practices (Forest Practices Board) Read the full Audit of Forest Planning and Practices here.
Woodlot Licenses are BC's Family Forests
The goals of the FBCWA are:
To promote excellence in sustainable forest management through the application of sound and innovative practices.
To improve the economical viability of small scale forestry in constantly changing economies by promoting improved markets for conventional forest products, product diversification and expansion into milling and value added manufacturing.
To achieve steady and continuous growth in the number of small, area based tenures throughout the province. The FBCWA supports the amalgamation of private and crown forests lands in an effort to bring more lands into forest production and improve management, providing the rights associated with private land ownership are upheld.
To build a stronger, more effective FBCWA.
To provide extension services, support training and skills upgrading for members.
To promote employment and economic stability for our members and the communities in which they live and work.
To further the goals and objectives of the Federation by building mutually beneficial relationships with academia, the public, stakeholders, business and government.
To raise the profile and understanding about woodlots amongst the public and natural resource sectors; provincially, nationally and internationally.
To help shape the future of forestry and forest management in British Columbia by effectively representing the membership on boards, commissions and committees.