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Island Wood Industries Forum
It’s time for industry stakeholders to come together and pursue 21st-century solutions.
There’s a lot to consider!
- VIEA will share data from its recent Waste Wood Recovery pilot project with the K’omoks and Qualicum First Nations – Cindy Stern of Stern Sustainable Solutions, Graham Sakaki of VIU’s Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute, and Guy Wright, Natural Resources Manager with K’omoks Economic Development Corporation;
- The BC government has recently released its modernization plan for BC Forest Policy, a ministry representative will speak to details of this plan;
- Chief Robert Dennis of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation and Shannon Janzen, VP and Chief Forester with Western Forest Products will share their stories from the path towards Economic Reconciliation in the forest sector;
- And, we’ll share news of several new ventures and initiatives.
The complete Island Wood Industries Forum agenda is under construction. Watch for updates…
This is an opportunity for industry stakeholders to come together and consider these and other issues and opportunities important to the industry. We welcome you to join the conversation!
The Island Wood Industries Forum is of particular interest to anyone directly involved in forestry and wood manufacturing. Previous forums (2018 & 2019) have focused on issues and opportunities associated with access to fibre, innovative manufacturing, government policy, and business cases for attracting investment to new value-added wood products. Previous agendas have focused on issues and opportunities associated with access to fibre, fire hazard mitigation, waste wood data analysis, changes in government policy and the Coastal Forest Recovery Program.
This forum follows years of work by VIEA to help solve the problem of access to fibre that continues to inhibit diversification of value-added wood manufacturing on Vancouver Island.
The Emerging Indigenous Economy
The 2021 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit will feature a session on the emerging Indigenous economy with panelists from several First Nation development corporations on the Island.
Watch for details and register here.
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