In today’s world, communities and forest land stewards are challenged to meet short-term demands. However, care is needed to ensure the long-term impacts are not forgotten during decision-making.
An overall objective in providing information, opinions, and suggestions through the Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities (HFHC) initiative is contributing to “a forest sector that manages the BC Forest Asset under the principles of long-term forest stewardship and balancing values as a cornerstone for moving toward community resiliency.”
A standard question in resource stewardship decision-making should be, “Is this decision contributing to this objective for the benefit of communities, industry, families and future generations?”
HFHC is a non-partisan, independent initiative that facilitates consultation and dialogue with forest resources experts, communities, and forest professionals regarding the future of BC forests. The focus is on supporting decision-makers and communities in areas regarding the future of their local/regional forests.
HFHC Operating Principles
- Be respectful and non-partisan.
- Seek to integrate perspectives on the community needs from BC’s forests in the future, balancing ecosystem integrity, economics, and social/cultural values.
- Be comments based on supporting evidence, analyses and expert opinion or clearly identified that they are personal opinions.
- Not be developed or presented as a campaign for any single interest.