British Columbia’s forest industry today

Orford Bay, BC (Photo courtesy of Interfor)

Orford Bay, BC (Photo courtesy of Interfor)

I grew up hiking and backpacking with my family in British Columbia’s woods. I chose to become a forester because of my inherent desire to take care of the natural environment; I wanted to contribute to the thoughtful management of our...

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Get grass off your lawn! Why manicured lawns may not be so natural after all

Mowers release pollutants -  just one the negative effects of having a turf grass lawn (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Mowers release pollutants - just one the negative effects of having a turf grass lawn (Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

It’s summer! Oh, what a beautiful time! Most of us spend many hours during the summer watering our turf grass lawns, pulling weeds out of our turf grass lawns, spraying our turf grass lawns with various growth enhancing chemicals and mowing...

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For the love of prairies: celebrating Native Prairie Appreciation Week

Missouri Coteau, Saskatchewan (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)

Missouri Coteau, Saskatchewan (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)

Uncultivated, wild prairie wool has a certain beauty and grace about it, and somehow also a sense of timelessness. Prairie landscapes are dynamic and always changing in subtle ways, yet remain unchanged in many other ways. There is an estimated...

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A natural partnership: The Stewardship Credit Program

Sandstone wagontrek (Photo by NCC)

Sandstone wagontrek (Photo by NCC)

Imagine a world where a rancher has the ability to turn their hard-earned and well-cared for grassland and waterways into cash in their pockets! It’s always been a personal dream of mine to better connect the good work that cattle...

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Economy vs. ecology: Where do we find the balance in Canada’s grasslands?

Top Grass Beef Ranch, AB (Photo by Mara Erickson)

Top Grass Beef Ranch, AB (Photo by Mara Erickson)

Comprising only 14 per cent of Alberta’s land base, the Grassland Natural Region is home to a staggering 75 per cent of the province’s species at risk. From burrowing owls to swift foxes to the western spiderwort, populations of...

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