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BC Forum Documents

This section includes publications from the BC Forum on Forest Economics and Policy:

  ·  IB 05-01Towards a Value Focused Forest Sector in British Columbia
   Robert Kozak and Thomas Maness, University of British Columbia, 8pp (.pdf 119KB)
  ·  IB 05-02:  Strengthening forest-based community economies in BC
   Cindy Pearce, Mountain Labyrinth Resources (upcoming paper)
  Global Competitiveness
·  SP 04-01:  Changes In The Global Forest Products Industry - Defining The Environment For British Columbia
   Don Roberts, Jonathan Lethbridge, and Herve Carreau, CIBC World Markets, 31pp. (.pdf 418KB)
  ·  SP 05-05: Technology and the Competitiveness of the Wood Products Sector
   Thomas Maness, UBC Forest Resources Management, 20pp. (.pdf 194KB)
   Click here for Appendix 1 of this paper (.pdf 29KB)  
  ·  SP 05-06:  The BC Forest Products Sector in a Globally Competitive Market: Developing a Strategic Response
   Gary Bull, UBC Forest Resources Management & Jeremy Williams, Arborvitae Environmental Services, 67pp. (.pdf 577KB)
  Value Focused Forestry
·  SP 05-01What is a Value Added Sector and Why is it Important to Forest Sector Competitiveness?
   Ray Schultz, BC Ministry of Forests and Range and Al Gorley, Triangle Resources, 19pp. (.pdf 180KB)
  ·  SP 05-02What are the key success factors for the value added sector in BC?
   Deborah Delong, DLDelong Associates, 27pp. (.pdf 186KB)
  ·  SP 05-03Design: Potential for BC’s Wood Products Industry
   Barbara Bell, Formativ Design, 38 pp. (.pdf 700KB)
  ·  SP 05-04: BC Regions: Economic Zoning for Diverse Forest Values
   Steve Nicol, Randy Sunderman & Gary Robinson, Lion’s Gate Consulting, 29pp. (.pdf 280KB)
  Forest Tenure and Land Management in BC
·  SP 06-01BC's Crown Forest Tenure System in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities
   David Haley, UBC Forestry & Harry Nelson, Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Unit, UBC, 26pp. (.pdf 266KB)
  ·  SP 06-02Assessing the Socio-Economic Impact of Tenure Changes in British Columbia
   Harry Nelson & Ilan Vertinsky, FEPA, UBC & Kurt Niquidet, School of Forestry, U. of Canterbury, 44pp. (.pdf 373KB)
  ·  SP 06-03:  Ecosystem Tenures: Institutional Arrangements to Promote Stewardship and Sustainability
   Hamish Kimmins, UBC Forest Sciences, (upcoming paper)
  ·  SP 06-04:  Aboriginal property systems as an alternative to public tenures and private property
   Ronald Trosper, UBC Forest Resources Management (upcoming paper)
  ·  SP 06-05:  A Business Case for Separating Forest Land Management and Tenure from Manufacturing
   Thomas Maness, UBC Forest Resources Management & Harry Nelson, FEPA, UBC (upcoming paper)
  ·  SP 06-06:  The Economics of Natural Disturbance
   Olaf Schwab & Thomas Maness, UBC Forest Resources Management (upcoming paper)
  Sustainable Rural Community Economies
·  SP 04-02:  Towards Sustainable Rural Development
   Mark Ambard & Mike Patriquin, Canadian Forest Service, 80pp. (upcoming paper)
  Symposia Presentations

Forest Sector Competitiveness: Finding a Pathway to Renewal - June 20, 2007
· Playing to Win in a Tough Global Neighbourhood: Canada's Forest Industry and a Path to Renewal
  Avrim Lazar, Forest Products Association of Canada (.pdf 7254KB)
  · Toward Revitalization: The BC Pulp & Paper Task Force
  David M. Gandossi, Mercer International (.pdf 2405KB)
  · The Chilean Forest Products Sector: A Strategic Vision Shaped by Forest Policy
  Thomas Maness, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 3493KB)
  · Resurgence of the US Pacific NW Sawmilling: The "Other" Washington's Experience
  Ivan Eastin, Cintrafor, UW (.pdf 592KB)
  · BC Coast Wood Products: Industry Competitiveness & Future Opportunities
  Russell Taylor, International Wood Markets Group (.pdf 374KB)
  · Realistic opportunities for wood energy
  Warren Mabee, Forest Products Biotechnology, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 5882KB)
  · Technological Innovation: New Market Opportunities in the Bio-Economy
  Don O’Connor, (S&T)2 Consultants Inc. (.pdf 489KB)
  · Greenhouse gas and carbon footprint of the global forest products industry
  John Perez-Garcia, Cintrafor, UW (.pdf 1293KB)
  Forestry Tenure and Land Management in British Columbia Symposium - November 01, 2006
·  Ecosystem Tenures: Institutional Arrangements to Promote Stewardship and Sustainability
   Hamish Kimmins, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 1,840KB)
  ·  Assessing the Impacts of Tenure Changes in British Columbia
   Ilan Vertinsky, Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Unit, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 85KB)
  ·  Privatization of State Owned Forests: Historical background, lessons learned and questions for the future in Sweden
   Roger Asserstahl, Former Dep. CEO of AssiDomän AB, Sweden (.pdf 1,200KB)
  ·  BC’s Tenure System in a World Context
   David Haley, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 82KB)
  ·  Contributions of Aboriginal Governance Ideas
   Ron Trosper, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 60KB)
  ·  A Business Case for Separating Forest Land Management & Tenure from Manufacturing
   Thomas Maness, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 120KB)
  ·  Valuing Timber Tenures - Creating New Opportunities
   Hamish Kerr, VP, Strategic Planning and Forest Policy, TimberWest, Canada (.pdf 48KB)
  Value Focused Forestry in British Columbia Symposium - March 01, 2006
·  Toward a More Value Focused Forest Sector
   Avrim Lazar, Forest Products Association of Canada (.pdf 300KB)
  ·  Value Focused Forestry / Forest Products
   John Wilkinson (.pdf 100KB)
  ·  The Value Added Sector - What is it and its Importance to BC Competiveness
   Ray Schultz, BC Ministry of Forests and Range (.pdf 700KB)
  ·  Sawmills Operations Planning Software Solution
   Alain Rousseau, Université Laval (.pdf 950KB)
  ·  Economic Zoning in BC for Diverse Forest Values
   Steve Nicol, Lions Gate Consulting (.pdf 170KB)
  ·  Design/Innovation - Potential for BC’s Wood Products Industry
   Barbara Bell, Informativ Design (large file - .pdf 5MB)
  ·  Key success factors for the value-added sector in BC
   David Cohen, University of British Columbia (.pdf 670KB)
  Global Competitiveness of the BC Forest Sector Symposium - January 27, 2005
·  Changes in the Global Forest Products Industry: Defining the Environment for British Columbia
   Don Roberts, CIBC World Markets (.pdf 959KB)
  ·  Global Markets - Today & Tomorrow: Defining the Environment for BC
   Dave Cohen, University of British Columbia (.pdf 1.7MB)
  ·  Realizing the Potential: Canada’s Forest Products Industry
   Avrim Lazar, Forest Products Association of Canada (large file - .pdf 6.7MB)
  Lecture Series and Research Seminars
  · 2008, March 28 - Lecture Series
  The Softwood Lumber War: A U.S. - Canadian Trade Dispute
  Daowei Zhang, Professor, Auburn University (.pdf 890KB)
  · 2007, December 7 – Lecture Series
  Economic Performance of a Government Controlled Stumpage System
  Shashi Kant, Professor, University of Toronto (.pdf 334KB)
  · 2007, November 8 - Lecture Series
  Innovation – the key to survival in the forest sector?
  Eric Hansen, Professor, Oregon State University (.pdf 3427KB)
  · 2007, June 5 - Lecture Series
  Convergence of the Fuel, Food and Fiber Markets: A Forest Sector Perspective
  Don Roberts, Managing Director, CIBC World Markets (.pdf 1895KB)
  · 2007, May 11 - Lecture Series
  Issues in Corporatization: with special interest on an auction system
  David Pollard, CEO of VicForest, Victoria, Australia (.pdf 291KB)
  · 2007, May 01 - Research Seminar
  Forests, Carbon and Climate Change
  Werner Kurz & Tony Lemprière, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada (.pdf 3770KB)
  · 2007, March 23 - Research Seminar
  Value chain modeling and pulp and paper industry competitiveness
  Glenn Weigel, Researcher, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (.pdf 4385KB)
  ·  2007, March 05 – Seminar
   Russia’s Planned Export Tax On Logs: Global Implications
   Don Roberts, Managing Director, CIBC World Markets (.pdf 673KB)  
   Also, please click here for a copy of a CIBC World Markets report on this subject (.pdf 573KB)

·  2007, February 26 - Research Seminar
   Working Together: A Reciprocal Wood Flow Arrangement to Mitigate the Economic Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle
   Van Lantz, Associate Professor, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management and Department of Economics,
   University of New Brunswick (.pdf 113KB)
  ·  2007, January 17th - Lecture Series
   Social sustainability, stewardship and survival
   Tom Beckley, Professor, University of New Brunswick - Faculty of Forestry (.pdf 1.2MB)
  ·  2006, April 13th - Lecture Series
   The Political Economy of Protected Area Performance: a Framework for Evaluation
   Robert T. Deacon, Professor, University of California - Dept. of Economics  (.pdf 995KB)
  ·  2006, March 13th - Lecture Series
   Forest Policy Changes Needed to Create a New Relationship with First Nations in BC
   Chief David Walkem, Nicola Similkameen Innovative Forestry Society (.pdf 160KB)
  ·  2006, Feb. 22-24 - ExpoFor - ABCFP Forestry Conference and Annual General Meeting
   Responding to Global Challenges with New Approaches and Institutions - Challenges and Proactive Strategies
   Thomas Maness, Director, BC Forum (.pdf 238KB)
     Do we need new institutions and new policies for BC?
   Harry Nelson, Associate, BC Forum (.pdf 132KB)
  ·  2006, January 12th - Lecture Series
   Engaging the Public in Land Use Planning
   Bruce Shindler, Oregon State University (large file - .pdf 12MB)
  ·  2005, December 8th - Lecture Series
   U.S. Timber Ownership Trends - Tax Efficiency Drives Transition
   Steven Chercover, DA Davidson & Co (.pdf 0.2 MB)
     Timberland - How does Canada Participate?
   Hamish Kerr, TimberWest (.pdf 0.2 MB)
  ·  2005, October 17th - Lecture Series
   Building Structural Forest Sector Models for Projection & Policy Analysis in British Columbia: Lessons from the U.S. Experience
   Darius Adams, Oregon State University (.pdf 1,066KB)
  Workshops
  2008, March 11 - BC Forum Workshop on Climate Change
· Climate Action in British Columbia
  Warren Bell, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy (.pdf 2281KB)
  · Jump-Starting the Shift to the Bio-Economy: Pests, pellets, perceptions, planning, & policy
  Stephen Sheppard, Department of Forest Resources Management and Landscape Architecture Program, UBC (.pdf 5149KB)
  · Time Travel with Trees: How will populations respond to climate change?
  Sally Aitken, Department of Forest Sciences, UBC (.pdf 2925KB)
  · Preparing for Climate Change: How are we going to adapt?
  Jim Snetsinger, Chief Forester, Ministry of Forests and Range (.pdf 3212KB)
  2007, November 8 - BC Forum Workshop on Innovation
· Globalization, Sustainability and Innovation
  Dave Cohen, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (.pdf 771KB)
  · Creating Forest Sector Solutions
  Jim Dangerfield, FP Innovations (.pdf 1,135KB)
  · Lessons for the BC Coast from the Chilean Forest Products Sector
  Thomas Maness, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada (.pdf 2395KB)