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Selkirk College hosts a conversation on B.C. forests

Selkirk College and its School of Environment and Geomatics invites the public to attend a community dialogue on B.C. forest management as part of the Healthy Forests- Healthy Communities initiative.

It will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus in the staff lounge.

Community dialogue sessions will be held across the province to constructively explore the expressed needs of concerned citizens, helping to determine if current management practices enable local forests to satisfy their public purpose.

A wide range of knowledgeable forest leaders are raising concerns about the future of B.C.’s forests and the potential impact on families and communities.

This is an ideal forum to send or emphasize your message to forest land management. Attendees will hear from a panel of forest experts involved in forest land management as well as have an opportunity to work in small groups to share their ideas about the future of forest land management.

Come voice your concerns on what forest lands management in West Kootenay and B.C. needs to ensure the health of your family and community.

To ensure progress, these sessions are intended as constructive dialogue and not a forum for complaints.

Outcomes from these dialogue sessions will be used to inform a recommended guide for future forest vision for resource management in B.C., which will be provided to senior decision-makers.

Residents of B.C. rely on forests to fulfill a variety of needs ranging from recreation, resources, employment to clean air and water.

To learn more about the Healthy Forests – Healthy Communities initiative and the views of a local community forest expert as well as a panel discussion from different stakeholders visit http://bcforestconversation.com or direct inquires to info@bcforestconversation.com.

As space for this event is limited, please contact Continuing Studies at 365.1208 to reserve your spot. This event is free to the public.