LETTER: Government should expand woodlot program

George Benwell says government should expand woodlot program.

Editor,

Re: A Q&A with George Benwell about life and the forest service, from Aug. 13.

One statement was inadequately overlooked under the question relative to the dream of most of foresters to run a community forest or woodlot. Hopefully government will substantially expand the current woodlot program, which will allow our younger generation – both professional and technical individuals – the the opportunity to manage a working forest on a long-term basis. Such a program would assist in creating stability and permanent employment in rural communities across the province.

George L. Benwell

Revelstoke

Editors note: George Benwell’s comment about the woodlot program came in a written note following the interview. It was unfortunately overlooked before publishing the article.