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Cariboo District Named 2010 Forest Capital of Canada

Federal Members of Parliament Cathy McLeod (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo) is congratulating Cariboo Regional District on being named the Forest Capital of Canada for 2010-2011.

The designation is awarded by the Canadian Forestry Association and identifies the Cariboo-Chilcotin as a region where forestry and its affiliated industries impact almost every community.

“This title truly represents the dedication, perseverance and faithful stewardship that are required by the forest industry, its forestry professionals and their families,” said Cathy McLeod. “This designation will not only be showcased locally but to the country and to the world. The responsibility that comes with this coveted title will be both challenging and rewarding, not unlike the characteristics of the many forest-dependent communities of the Cariboo-Chilcotin.”

McLeod sees the designation as an opportunity to celebrate the economic, cultural, environmental and historical contributions that forests have made, and continue to make, to life in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

The Canadian Forest Association, established in 1900, advocates the importance of the protection, management and renewal of the Canada’s forests, water and wildlife resources. Innovation and human ingenuity are creating new economic opportunities everyday to ensure our forest economy remains prosperous while facing the aftermath of the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic and recent market challenges.

 

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