Bill Bourgeois reminds policy makers that science influences policy but does not decide on policy in Science influences forest policy. Bill talks about the requirements of Government in this regard.
The BC Government and forest industry response to the forest sector changes and economic conditions over the last 15 years has resulted in a major reduction in adequately delivering research for long-term forest stewardship of BC forests. The rationale for a new model is presented in Need for a new research model. A new forest research infrastructure model (1) outlines a proposed framework for a cooperative and collaborative model.