In recent years, the participation of First Nations in forestry has begun to transform dramatically, says Corey Lamb, in a recent Vancouver Sun article. Lamb, who is president of a forest management company, suggests that within the last decade, participation by First Nations in B.C.’s forest sector has increased 10-fold.
The increasing involvement of First Nations in the forest sector is partly due to changes in legislation that have provided First Nations with greater and more equitable access to forest licenses and opportunities, he writes.
But it’s also because of the persistence of First Nations in building capacity and know-how in sustainable forestry and in ensuring their forestry operations are independently certified as well-managed.
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