B.C. private forest-land owner: Log exports needed to keep model sustainable for domestic mills

By Chuck Chiang

The ability for B.C.’s private forest-land owners to export logs is crucial for the maintaining of supplies to domestic mill production – which is why it is vital to the entire sector for Ottawa to temporarily allow more log exports, officials with Mosaic Forest Management said.

The topic re-emerged on the forefront of the national policy debate surrounding the pricing model for logs produced in B.C. after a coalition of unions, environmental groups and mill operators sent a letter to Ottawa earlier this month asking the feds to reject Mosaic’s proposal to temporarily lift log-export limits.