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Wood Industry Forum III

It’s time for industry stakeholders to come together and pursue 21st-century solutions.

Hosted by the Tseshaht First Nation, VIEA’s third Island Wood Forum will be held on October 12th at the Alberni Athletic Centre.

There’s a lot to consider!

  • VIEA has data to share from its recent Waste Wood Recovery pilot project with the K’omoks and Qualicum First Nations;
  • The BC government has recently released its modernization plan for BC Forest Policy;
  • The work of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation and Western Forest Products related to Economic Reconciliation in the forest sector;
  • And, issues of sustainability and natural resources management brought to the forefront recently in Fairy Creek, demand our attention.

The complete Wood Industry 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!

Registration will open soon. Watch for details and save the date:
Tuesday, October 12, 8:30-4:30.

The Wood Industry 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.

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