PFLA Welcomes Record Numbers to Sooke, B.C.for 24thAnnual Conference
NANAIMO BC, June 12, 2019 – The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) last week welcomed a record-number of delegates to its 24th annual Conference and Field Tour in Sooke, B.C.
Held every year in host towns throughout the province,the conference this year opened with a blessing from Chief Gordon Planes and Elder Shirley Alphonse of the T’Sou-ke Nation. Keynote speakers included the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and Sooke Mayor Maja Tait.
“We were thrilled to host our conference this year in the forestry-rich community of Sooke, B.C.”said PFLA CEO, Megan Hanacek. “Our annual conference is a chance for private managed forest land owners to connect and learn from lead professionals about innovations in sustainable forest management.”
The Private Managed Forest Land model provides a stable regulatory environment so that land owners can make long term investments in forest management.The annual PFLA Conference is a key opportunity to learn about the latest techniques and research in sustainable forest management.
About The Private Forest Landowners Association
Established in 1995, the Private Forest Landowners Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible stewardship of B.C.’s private forest lands. Passionate about sustainable forest practices, PFLA members strive to balance environmental values, community interests and economic realities.
Sue Handel, Director Communications
Private Forest Landowners Association