Boundary Woodlot Association held its annual general meeting last Saturday at the Midway Community Hall. There were 22 members, eight guests, and a free lunch. President George Dore said the lunch was provided by way of a grant from the Wood Products Development Council. The council is a separate organization that works in direct association with the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations to provide support for goals and initiatives of all woodlot licensees in the province. All registered holders of a woodlot licence are members of the Woodlot Product Development Council.
According to Dore, one of the highlights was a presentation by Mike Lynn (Celgar) on the new chipping facility in Midway, along with discussion on certification and log pricing from local log buyers.
Two reps from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource operations gave updates along with discussion on First Nation issues.
A summer field trip and meeting is planned for early July on Tyler Hodgkinson’s and Lorraine Barg’s woodlots with lunch to be provided.
The 2015 AGM (held every January) is the next election year for the group—in the meantime Dore remains as president. The FBCWA has an up-to-date and informative website at woodlot.bc.ca
The BWA continues to provide training and skill upgrading for its members such as inventory and calculation modeling, and waste and residue courses.
Once again the costs are covered by membership in the WPDC.