ForestWorks seeks to bring out the facts and important perspectives on one of British Columbia's top economic and social pillars - forestry. The industry supports 100,000 jobs while producing numerous products we all rely on every day - and the raw products industries as diverse as specialty guitar makers and paper towel plants cannot survive without. And yet, there are those who seek to shut the industry down, based largely on misinformation campaigns. On our show we speak with a broad range of figures to bring out the real facts and perspectives - mayors, MLAs, foresters, academics, even activists, and more. It's lively, it's real. It's factual. ForestWorks is hosted by Stewart Muir.
Counting old growth – the science of informing forestry policy with the facts. A conversation with forester Cam Brown.
In his work with Foresite Consultants forester Cam Brown has become adept at the science of mapping timber supply, along with tenure management, economic analysis, and silviculture planning. He recently put some Sierra Club claims under the microscope, and found them lacking. Join us to hear the details.
The impacts of forestry policy on investment - a conversation with consultant Russ Taylor.
This week, ForestWorks hosts Russ Taylor, a wood business and market consultant who’s been in the business 45 years. We talk markets, investment, renewable forest products in a circular economy, and the impacts of BC’s forest policy on the industry going forward.
The forest hugger – a conversation about responsible forestry, wood products, and education with Kathy Abusow
Sustainable Forestry Initiative President and CEO Kathy Abusow joins us on ForestWorks this week. In her role since 2007, she has led the organization’s independent certification of sustainable forestry practices and expansion into conservation projects, education, and community building.
The premier and professor – Mike Harcourt and John Innes on ForestWorks
This week, former BC NDP Premier Mike Harcourt and UBC forestry professor and researcher John Innes join us on ForestWorks. Listen in for a conversation about provincial forest policy, the science is sustainable forest management, and how BC’s approach stacks up in the global context.
Large and small, BC muni’s are forest towns – a conversation with Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom and Vancouver City Councillor Lisa Dominato
This week on ForestWorks we speak with two local politicians elected to serve the interests of very different communities – Port McNeill and the City of Vancouver. Both, however, are forest towns with deep ties to the industry. And both our guests have concerns about where BC is headed. Join us for the conversation.
Forestry’s grassroots – a conversation with Tamara Meggitt
On this week’s show was speak with Tamara Meggitt, member of a forestry family in Courtenay who has emerged as a grassroots organizer for pro-forestry rallies, events, and dialogue in BC. She had to cancel a rally planned for the legislature recently, so we thought it would be good to hear her message on another channel.
Forestry Feeds Our Family
Looking forward to the rest of the podcasts on this vital BC industry. Thanks Stewart Muir and the Resource Works gang for all you do!