Ecoforestry Institute Society

merv-and-the-boysThe Ecoforestry Institute Society is dedicated to promoting ecologically, socially and economically responsible forest use that maintains and restores the complexity and diversity of our forests. We believe that Ecoforestry is the science of preserving fully intact forest ecosystems while providing for appropriate levels of commercial timber extraction. Ecoforestry is adaptable to the inclusion of ecological, cultural, heritage, scenic, recreational, wildlife and fisheries objectives within the value set identified for mitigation or maintenance.

Ecoforestry principles and methods may provide new opportunities for economic entitlement and low impact timber utilization on some or all of the timber lands throughout the province. Special Management Zones have been established to perpetuate one or more non-timber values which may be compromised as a result of conventional timber harvesting practices.

Merv Wilkinson Wildwood Forest Ecoforestry Institute SocietyAn innovative forest practice is one which produces high quality results in the forest and supplies high quality timber for the value added sector of the forest industry. This opportunity has arisen due to recent initiatives in provincial forest policy that are changing the way we manage our forests. The Ecoforestry Institute Society wishes to play a lead role in developing and implementing these new forestry practices. A key purpose of the Ecoforestry Institute Society is to accelerate the learning curve of forest managers and the general public by providing resources to improve the understanding and the skills required to develop, design, test and implement new ways of extracting value from our forests while maintaining ecological integrity, creating economic opportunity and promoting community vitality.

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February 2017 Wildwood Update

Dear Friends, we may have been quiet on our Facebook page lately, but we can assure you that the Ecoforestry Institute Board and Special Advisors have been very busy behind the scenes. We're working to make sure that the community is welcomed back to Wildwood again. Mark your calendars now and join us for the public tours every third Sunday of the month at 1 pm. And watch for the Spring Open House soon to be announced.

We've also developed a Task Force to examine every possible source of revenue to make sure we can pay off our debts and build the infrastructure and educational programming that will best serve the community and promote ecoforestry principles and practices. We're looking at some very exciting projects like the GoGrants that will bring school children in for some hands on experience in the forest, the construction of a superb and beautiful timber frame and glass educational centre, a display area to showcase the work of local artists, and a new milling and carving shed where we will mill our timber harvest and craft value-added products.

We have welcomed our First Nations people back to the forest, hosted a fundraiser for the Walbran Central folks and developed some new and exciting partnerships. There are so many creative and talented people willing to share their expertise, time and pure sweat equity with us. If you would like to become part of the Wildwood community and spirit, just let us know. There is room for everyone here at Wildwood.
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seek to help educate the public about the importance of the Wildwood forest, and the role it plays in our environment. Please visit our site for more information.

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