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UBC professor suggests partnership with N. Cowichan on municipal forest reserve future

By Robert Barron
The Lake Cowichan Gazette
April 16, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A partnership is being proposed that would see North Cowichan work with UBC and the Coastal Douglas Fir Conservation Partnership to plan and advance long-term, sustainable goals for the municipality’s forest reserve. Peter Arcese, a professor and chairman of Forest Renewal BC in Conservation at UBC’s faculty of forestry, will appear before council at its meeting on April 17 to suggest that the municipality work together with the university and the CDFCP to identify “made in Cowichan” approaches to the management of the 5,000-acre municipal forest reserve. He said the partnership would explore how North Cowichan might develop forest management plans to “sustain economic growth and enhance human well-being”. …The municipality is now conducting a full review of its forest management practices within the reserve, and is seeking input from the public and professional sources.

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