Wood marketing tool will provide opportunities

A website designed to connect buyers and sellers of British Columbia wood products was launched this fall by Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Steve Thomson recently.

WoodSourceBC.com was initially formed under the Bridges Project and is intended to provide easy access to current information on the availability of wood products within forest communities across the province.

An initiative of the province's three Beetle Action Committees, the B.C. Community Forest Association, the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations (FBCWA) and Community Futures, its goal is to identify new log market opportunities in an effort to increase the value of wood to small-tenure holders.