Municipal Logging

Transition from clearcutting to partial harvests, thinning, wildfire interface predicted

Public can now weigh in on future of Municipal Forest Reserve in on-line survey

Its name is a handful — the Coastal Douglas-fir (& Associated Ecosystems) Conservation Partnership.

That would be the outcome of one of four management scenarios posed by UBC

Carbon credits: ‘a lot of buyers would be willing to pay higher prices’

Mosaic Forest Management says it is willing to partner with municipalities — including North Cowichan — private landowners and First Nations who are interested in preserving forest lands through the sale of carbon credits.

First published by the Times Colonist on Mar. 17, 2022

Logging-related revenue and jobs do not even rank within the top-10 list of what citizens value most about the Municipal Forest Reserve, a consultant’s report for North Cowichan council reveals.

When forestry ribbons start showing up on trees, you have to think the chainsaws aren’t far behind. When those ribbons are spotted during a pause in logging in North Cowichan’s Municipal Forest Reserve, it can be especially troubling.

Chief Administrative Officer Ted Swabey earned $195,949 plus $9,870 in expenses — highest in the Municipality of North Cowichan — last year, according to the 2019 Statement of Financial Information.