2013-07-18

Focus on rural prosperity

What began as a response to the deleterious impact of the mountain pine beetle has become a voice for economic and social prosperity for rural British Columbia.

Since 2007, the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC), along with similar coalitions representing the Omenica and Cariboo-Chilcotin regions, has been working to mitigate the impact of the mountain pine beetle throughout the Interior.

Collectively, these organizations have been working to address the plight of rural B.C. in the aftermath of the beetle epidemic which, along with market forces, have had a decimating impact on once-thriving, forestry-dependent communities. The Rural BC Project is their child, a strategy designed to help return prosperity to the “Heartland.”

2013-07-17

Project aims to revitalize rural B.C.

What began as a response to the deleterious impact of the mountain pine beetle has become a voice for economic and social prosperity for rural British Columbia.

Since 2007, the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition (SIBAC), along with similar coalitions representing the Omenica and Cariboo-Chilcotin regions, has been working to mitigate the impact of the mountain pine beetle throughout the Interior.

Collectively, these organizations have been working to address the plight of rural B.C. in the aftermath of the beetle epidemic which, along with market forces, have had a decimating impact on once-thriving, forestry-dependent communities. The Rural BC Project is their child, a strategy designed to help return prosperity to the “Heartland.”

2013-07-01

B.C. introduces carbon program for private sector

The British Columbia government wants the private sector to help plant trees on Crown land.

Under the B.C. Forest Carbon Partnership Program, announced on Friday, private-sector companies would pay to replant land after a forest fire or a mountain pine beetle infestation.

In return, such investors would be in line for a carbon offset credit that could have value in the global carbon offset market.