B.C. government must consider coastal forestry’s unique challenges

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The Business in Vancouver article “Coastal Forestry Revitalization Plan Awaits Reality Check” (issue 1532; March 12–18) raises an important question about whether the provincial government’s revitalization plan will meet its stated objectives.

As the largest lumber manufacturer and a significant forest manager on the B.C. coast, we have a unique perspective on the pending policy changes.

Western Forest Products operates seven manufacturing facilities representing about 50% of the coastal region’s sawmilling capacity, while we hold about 30% of the harvest rights.

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Source: Business in Vancouver

 

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