Forestry is the biggest employer in the Merritt area and forest management has a big impact on ecosystems and wildlife populations. Aline Lachapelle (Aspen Planers) and Jenn Reid (BC Timber Sales) are involved in forest management in our region which strives to reach a balance between timber extraction and maintaining ecosystem and cultural values. Their presentation will outline the strategies and actions used to achieve these goals. They will talk about the referrals process, sustainable forest management certification, and professional reliance, as well as some challenges and associated opportunities for improvement.
Join us for a highly relevant and interactive discussion.