The BC Forest Asset has the potential to provide a significant contribution toward resiliency in the 140 forest-dependent communities. To achieve this, Government needs to:
1) Provide a clear official Provincial, BC Forest Asset goal that will guide Government and industry decision-making.
2) Adopt strategic actions that support both through policy and financially, communities wishing to implement the three (3) components necessary to move toward community resiliency, i.e.
a) Long-term forest stewardship,
b) A diversified regional Forest Sector, and
c) Forestry knowledgeable communities.
3) Provide the five (5) critical infrastructure components necessary to guide decision-making, i.e.
a) Clear and legally binding forest stewardship principles,
b) Clear and legally binding provincial forest resources vision statements for long-term stewardship, utilization, and conservation of the BC Forest Asset,
c) Clear local/regional community BC Forest Asset vision statements,
d) A management unit strategic planning framework for the long-term stewardship, utilization, and conservation of the BC Forest Asset, and
e) Nested and integrated regulations and policies.
Suggested actions required to deliver on these components are outlined in https://www.bcforestconversation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Forest-renewal-vision-framework-action-plan.pdf. Traditionally Government has developed decisions on specific items without the full consideration of the integrated impacts. The vision framework has been developed from a perspective of the whole.