Ecological Services Initiative Review

A strategic review of the Ecological Services Initiative / Farmland Advantage Program was completed to guide future support programs for ecological goods and services from agricultural land in BC.

‘Tragedy of the Commons’ Redux

The emergence of the NTFP industry in BC has raised concerns about its impact on the forest ecosystems and on the aboriginal and other traditional users who depend on them. Without some concrete actions towards legitimizing and regulating the NTFP industry in BC then the price we will all pay for continued inaction is loss of part of our collective natural heritage and the loss of the opportunities to develop sustainable rural jobs and economic stability.