What We Do
The BC Festival of Forestry is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality professional development experiences for school teachers.
We run annual tours - accommodating up to 20 teachers - to resource-based communities in BC. Tours provide an interactive learning experience to enhance teachers’ understanding of the complexities of sustainable forest management issues, and methods to integrate information into their classes.
Teachers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a resource-based community and interact with the people most connected to resource issues. Our tours include hikes in various forest ecosystems, visits to active forest management areas, protected areas, and tours of processing facilities. Presenters on each tour represent a wide range of interest areas providing a clear balance of perspectives.
Tours include tree identification, wildlife habitat issues, water quality and other riparian considerations in forest management, soil characteristics, ecosystem management, conservation and preservation of sensitive and special areas of the forest, forest management and harvesting as well as the social and economic values we gain from the forest.
We are grateful to Forestry Friendly Communities for joining our 2017 tour and producing this great video. Check it out!