UPDATE: Forests for BC, public meetings across the province, Feb 12 to March 7, 2013: details at forestsforbc.ca.
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About the video: Town at the End of the Road
For the citizens of Mackenzie, British Columbia, forests and forest industry jobs are everything. For more than half a century, the isolated town has owed its very existence to this industry. Town at the End of the Road chronicles life in Mackenzie at the depths of the worst economic crisis to confront the community since its earliest days. Through the stories of mill workers, town councillors and local small business owners we learn why people living in isolated towns everywhere are demanding new policies that foster more stable, healthier rural communities.
For more information: related reports and studies
Making the Case for a Carbon Focus and Green Jobs in BC's Forest Industry, August 2011
When the Counting Stops: What's at Stake When BC's Forest Inventory Efforts Fall Short, April 2011
Axed: A Decade of Cuts to BC's Forest Service, December 2010
Managing BC's Forests for a Cooler Planet: Carbon Storage, Sustainable Jobs and Conservation, January 2010
True Partners: Charting a New Deal for BC, First Nations and the Forests We Share, January 2007
Getting More from Our Forests: Ten Proposals for Building Stability in BC's Forestry Communities, December 2005