Historical Arguments Figure Prominently in Update on Recent B.C. Biofuels Forestry Controversies

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Geographer Briony Penn makes rhetorical use of some forest history before outlining recent British Columbia policy shifts in pursuit of forest plantation biofuels production. She has written a detailed piece entitled “The Big Burn” for Focus Online: Victoria’s magazine of people, ideas and culture. It is very provocative and you can read the entire article right here: https://www.focusonvictoria.ca/investigations/the-big-burn-r1/.

Featured image: Green Timbers Urban Forest, Surrey, British Columbia, 2015. Photo by waferboard accessed via Wikimedia.

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David Brownstein is the Principal of Klahanie Research Ltd (www.klahanieresearch.ca). He is also a longstanding UBC sessional instructor, and the continuing co-ordinator of NiCHE's "The Canadian Forest-History Preservation Project" (still facilitating archival donations after 11 years).

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