Meeting of Cariboo Region Community Forests

December 2, 2019 – A December 2 meeting in Williams Lake of Cariboo Region community forest representatives exchanged ideas and concerns including forest stewardship plans, log markets, cut control and old growth management. Director Paul Galliazzo represented the Wells-Barkerville Community Forest. He later said this was the first regional meeting of community forests but participants agreed it would be worthwhile to meet regularly, with …

Expanded Community Forests Made Possible in the North Cariboo

November 13, 2019 – On November 13 the provincial government announced it is making more timber available for community forests in the Quesnel Timber Supply Area, stretching from Eliguk Lake in the west to the Matthew River valley in the east. The announcement makes an expansion of the Wells-Barkerville Community Forest, as well as the creation of new community forests, …

Wells-Barkerville Community Forest Open House

Oct 6 2019 – An October 6 2019 Community Forest Open House in the Wells Legion was attended by two dozen community members who provided valuable input to planning future activities. The Open House was hosted jointly by the Community Forest and the University of Northern BC, and in one-on-one conversations and in small group discussions, UNBC students noted the …

UNBC Field Trip to Wells-Barkerville Community Forest

October 5-6, 2019 – On October 5 and 6 the community forest hosted a field trip of students from the University of Northern BC (UNBC). The fourth year conservation studies class of 15 students were accompanied by graduate student Chris Morgan and professor Dr. Pamela Wright. After a brief orientation meeting early Saturday afternoon the students travelled by vehicle to …