The community participants in the 2011-2013 Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) dialogue identified concerns over the future of BC forests. The report can be viewed here. Their concerns remain as relative today as they were in 2013. A 5 year assessment of the progress in implementing the recommendations is presented in the Long-term stewardship-summary report. Although there have been activities on 82% of the 22 selected recommendations, most of the action appears to be in response to political issues or of limited impact in moving toward the HFHC participants vision and goals for BC forests. Forest education is critical to building support for long-term forest stewardship and responding to Government and industry proposed actions and activities. The HFHC initiative has been active in providing independent input and education on these aspects. The view is that a knowledgeable public will influence decision-makers in taking action that leads to long-term forest stewardship and subsequent community resiliency. This is the current focus of the HFHC initiative.
Moving toward community resiliency-specific actions includes recommended actions on these topics.
The information and recommendations in these areas are presented in the various sections of the website and through Facebook and Twitter. The “What’s New” section contains a categorized record of posts on topics.