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Revolutionizing B.C. forests -CFI

February 22, 2024

Focusing on sustainable practices for fire-resilient communities

In the beautiful expanses of British Columbia’s 54 million hectares of forests, a new era of forestry is emerging. As the importance of our forests becomes even more evident, the industry is at the forefront of this revolution, employing innovative techniques and equipment to promote commercial thinning and fire hazard abatement. Let’s look at the benefits of thinning from below as opposed to the traditional thinning from above, with focus on gaining social license and of communities.

Forests are not just static timber reserves; they are dynamic ecosystems that require careful management to maintain their health and biodiversity. We just experienced the largest forest fire season in modern times. The importance for fire-proofing every community across Canada cannot be overstated. We have the option of spending billions to fight or invest millions in prevention.

The forest industry faces the challenge of balancing economic viability with ecological stewardship and community well-being. Our commitment extends beyond the forests to the communities that surround them, ensuring their voices are heard and their surrounding forests endure.

Our approach is powered by state-of-the-art equipment including wheeled harvesters, forwarders, and custom-built mini feller bunchers. These complex machines are more efficient and designed to minimize environmental and local impact: quiet, low ground pressure, extremely fuel efficient.  This is not reinventing the wheel – we are applying systems, tools and technology that has been proven for decades in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. They allow for precise cuts, reducing unnecessary damage and promoting quicker forest recovery.  There is no need for any large clear cuts or openings.

Read More: https://www.woodbusiness.ca/revolutionizing-b-c-forests/

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