What was this engagement about?
Using a discussion paper as the starting point for dialogue, the B.C. government asked British Columbians for their ideas on how to create or change current policies (including legislation and regulation), programs, tools, guidance and advance partnerships to support a vibrant, diverse forest sector for B.C.’s Interior.
There were two engagement activities during the Interior Forest Renewal public consultation.
The first activity included an online feedback form or the opportunity to submit a formal submission. The feedback collected during this process is now helping government determine the next steps in forestry policy changes.
The second engagement activity, the Timber Supply Area Coalition process, is an opportunity for industry leaders to connect with the Indigenous community and labour leaders in the area(s) they operate to self-formulate coalitions willing to work together on localized visions for the forest sector’s future. This coalition forming process ran in parallel to the broader engagement noted above and, because this activity is continuing, timing and outcomes will vary.
How will my contribution make a difference?
A What We Heard report on feedback received through the Interior Forest Policy process is expected to be released towards the end of 2019.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: July 18, 2019 to October 11, 2019
Location: Province wide
Category: Natural Resources
Types: Online, In-person