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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Wanted: Learners and Instructors

Dear Friends

The Ecoforestry Institute Society holds Wildwood in trust on behalf of the people of BC. One of our primary goals is to ensure people have the opportunity to learn about the history, ecoforestry and ecology of Wildwood Ecoforest and to take part in this community asset, whether as learners or instructors.

We are now in the process of developing our educational programming, which includes:

1. Regularly Scheduled Public Tours on the third Sunday of the month at 1 pm. Bring your family, friends, by donation.

2. School Tours: from K to post-secondary, we can customize the educational experience to accommodate a variety of interests and educational levels.

2. Workshops: from ecosystems to timber framing to edible plants and teas, led by experienced instructors. See Facebook posting or website for details.

4. Special events as requested by the public.

Here's how you can contribute or take part:

1. Donations (one time or monthly) to help sponsor programs or school tours so the next generation can learn about Wildwood and ecoforestry.

2. Volunteer to share your knowledge and expertise to lead a Wildwood experience, ie a tour, a workshop, a presentation.

3. Request your own special event: Incorporate the Wildwood
experience to celebrate your special event.

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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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