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Thinking outside the wooden box

SNCIRE's Slice of Green Pie seminar and workshop were a great success. More than 40 people passionate about Northwest BC's forests spent two days tossing around ideas, contemplating how to use the region's wood differently to get a slice of the world's emerging bioeconomy.

"The perception of forestry in our area is that it is dead. But new ideas, new research and new technology are creating exciting opportunities for local businesses," says Steve Osborn of SNCIRE.

"At the Slice of Green Pie seminar, regional players made a committment to create a revitalization plan with help from First Nations, communities, industry and other stakeholders in the region."

SNCIRE is now working on a draft of that plan to take back to seminar participants.  

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Kevin Derow of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations examines a round piece of wood, pondering ideas for its use, at SNCIRE's Slice of Green Pie seminar on March 13, 2013.

Green Slice Kevin Derow