Journal of Ecosystems and Management: Announcements <p>The <em>Journal of Ecosystems and Management </em>(JEM) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal covering natural resource and ecosystem management issues relevant to British Columbia. In addition to scientific articles, JEM provides a forum for commentary on current natural resource challenges. JEM’s broad readership includes natural resource practitioners, professionals, policymakers and researchers. The Journal extends research results, indigenous knowledge, management applications, socio-economic analyses and scholarly opinions. JEM is an open-source journal, freely available to the public at <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT2244_com_zimbra_url" class="Object"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT2245_com_zimbra_url" class="Object"><a href="" target="_blank"> .<br /></a></span></span></p><p><strong>Reader Comments </strong>Your views and comments are always welcome. Please register to comment on articles.</p> en-US New provincial park protects majestic Ancient Forest <p>Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of B.C.’s newest Class A provincial park in the northern region of the province, which makes up part of the only known inland temperate rainforest in the world.</p><p>The Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Wudujut (pronounced Chun Toe Wood-yu-jud) Park will be established approximately 120 kilometres east of Prince George, near the community of Dome Creek.</p><p>“This area, known as the Ancient Forest, is home to some of the largest old-growth cedar trees in our province. Park status will give this magnificent site the protection it deserves,” said Premier Clark. “Thank you to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society, our local MLAs and the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this happen.”</p><p>Amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, to be introduced on Wednesday, March 16, propose to establish the Ancient Forest as an 11,190-hectare Class A provincial park.</p> Journal of Ecosystems and Management 2016-03-15 The Community Forestry Guidebook II: Effective Governance and Forest Management <p>In the face of many challenges related to a range of social, ecological, and ecomic factors, a growing number of British Columbia's forest-dependent communities see community forests as a way to stabilize their rural communities.</p><p>This guidebook by Susan Mulkey and Ken Day will be a valuable resource to those looking at the basics of community forest organizational governance and policy. It also provides communities with various aspects of operational community forest management.</p><p>(Published by FORREX and the British Columbia Community Forest Association.)</p> Journal of Ecosystems and Management 2013-03-06 Fish-stream Crossing Guidebook <p>The Guidebook addresses the requirements for fish passage in the <em>Forest and Range Practices Act</em> and regulations, and in the federal <em>Fisheries Act</em>. The Guidebook is a revision to the former <em>Forest Practices Code of British Columbia </em>Fish-stream Crossing Guidebook, March 2002. The main changes made are highlighted in Section 1.2 of the revised Guidebook.<span style="font-size: xx-small;"></span></p><p>The FPTWG includes scientific/technical experts from the BC Ministry of Environment; BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations; and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. You can learn more about the Working Group and their work in the above noted website.<span style="font-size: xx-small;"></span></p><p>The FPTWG acknowledges that recent amendments to the federal <em>Fisheries Act</em> and pending amendments to various regulations under that <em>Act</em> will likely require further revisions to the Guidebook in the future. At that time, the FPTWG also plans to update and broaden the scope of the document to provide more guidance on fish-stream crossing under other legal regimes.<span style="font-size: xx-small;"></span></p><p>The FPTWG also recognizes that other improvements can likely be made to the Guidebook based on operational use and experience. The FPTWG welcomes at any time your feedback on the Guidebook and ideas on how it can be improved; please send those comments to Ian Miller, RPF, Resource Practices Branch, BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://mce_host/index.php/jem/manager/"></a></span></span> or Peter Tschaplinski, P. Ag. Ecosystems Branch, BC Ministry of Environment at: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://mce_host/index.php/jem/manager/"></a><br /> </span></span></p><blockquote><span style="font-family: Calibri,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></span></blockquote> Journal of Ecosystems and Management 2012-11-21 Congratulations Dave Wilford <p>Dr. Wilford’s professional forestry experience spans 35 years, wherein he has dedicated his research to helping forest professionals and communities better manage BC’s forests through the integration of forestry and geoscience. He is also recognized for his dedicated support as a community volunteer.</p> Journal of Ecosystems and Management 2012-11-16 2011 Professional Recognition Award <p class="MsoNormal"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"></strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: #222222; background: white;" lang="EN-CA">Congratulations to Todd Redding and Robin Pike for achieving the 2011 Professional Recognition Award for their dedicated work in compiling the <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Compendium of Forest Hydrology and Geomorphology in British Colu</em>m<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">bia</em> (2010) for FORREX and the BC Ministry of Forests and Range Research Branch. The award was presented to them by the Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: #222222; background: white;" lang="EN-CA">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; color: #222222; background: white;" lang="EN-CA">At over 800 pages, the Compendium represents a significant contribution to knowledge in forest hydrology, geomorphology, and aquatic ecology research and practice in British Columbia. Valuable contributions were made by co-editors Kevin Bladon, Dan Moore, and Rita Winkler, as well as Chris Hollstedt, Julie Schooling, and Shelly Church.</span></p> Journal of Ecosystems and Management 2012-09-28