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  • Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 13
    WorkSafeBC Guideline on Summoning Qualified Assistance.pdf
    2014 Summit Registration Form.pdf
    Aug 15, 2014 - In this issue we see wildfires of the future, we look at what it takes to supervise danger tree fallers, and we wonder if all the fires mean more planting. And don’t forget the WSCA Annual Business Summit 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, Alpine Room, Campus Activity Centre, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC Read More
  • Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 12
    Jul 18, 2014 - Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association
    Rumour Mill RoundUpDate

    July 18, 2014
    Vol. 14, Issue 12
    Warning: The contents of this issue contain new material. Do not remove this label under penalty of law. Read More
  • Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 11
    Jul 4, 2014 - We are very pleased, surprised even, at the many of you who have subscribed to the RoundUpDate; especially all the new subscribers. Thanks!

    If you haven’t subscribed yet, and want to receive this directly in your inbox, please click the link below. Otherwise you can continue to view our RoundUpDate here on our website. Read More
  • Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 10
    Jun 20, 2014 - Spring planting ends with 193 million seedlings planted, bear kisses tree planter, heavy tree boxes and soaked seedlings attract investigation, BBC tree planters return home shaken, but stirred. Read More
  • Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 9
    LMI 2013 Report Final a.pdf
    Jun 6, 2014 - In this edition Khaira workers win discrimination case, workers need better work gear, the BC Silviculture Workforce releases its report on the silviculture industry, silviculture workers get good press, and some stuff on tree planting fashion, sort of… Read More

News & Media

  • Pains and Gains of Tree Planters
    Jun 3, 2014 - Five Months of Repetitive Work in Harsh Terrain can pay up to $500 a Day

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  • To Shape A Resilient Forest, Build Our Forest Bioenergy Industries
    May 16, 2014 - Q: How do we shape a resilient forest, reduce fuels and limit large fires?

    One answer: Instead of building firelines, let’s build our forest bioenergy industries

    The full cost of California’s 2013 Rim Fire are arriving and they are staggering if they are to be believed. Federal and state agencies spent over $127 million on suppression through October. Additional monies have no doubt been spent on immediate and emergency site rehabilitation throughout the fall and early winter. Read More
  • Fit to Plant: the Exhilaration of Exertion and Making Money
    Feb 21, 2014 - Each year in late winter on the Canadian West Coast, tree planters begin a seasonal reforestation campaign that will eventually spread across most of the country. Read More
  • California Drought: “Unprecedented”
    Jan 15, 2014 - Emerging story.

    Remember how the climate deniers went after Stephen Chu, Obama’s first Energy Secretary, when Chu described Climate Change’s threat to California agriculture? Given the importance of California agriculture in supplying the fruits and vegetables that Americans have come to expect all winter long, the current drought is something that could have significant impact on American’s pocket books. Read More
  • 2014 COFI Annual Convention
    Jan 9, 2014 - The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is pleased to announce the dates for Western Canada’s premier forest sector convention - April 2 & 3, 2014 in Kelowna, BC.

    This annual convention traditionally attracts over 400 delegates representing senior industry, government and customer representatives as well as elected officials from, local, provincial and federal governments. This year’s theme “Rooted Locally, Growing Globally: The New Forest Industry” promises to provide something for everyone. For more information on the convention including opportunities for exhibitors, sponsorship or attending, please go to www.cofi.org where you will find a link to the convention website. It will be updated regularly, so please check back often. Read More



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