TimberWest signs MOU with The Nature Trust of B.C.
By TimberWest Forest Corp.
May 10, 2013, Vancouver, B.C. – TimberWest has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Nature Trust of British Columbia, to work together in conserving biodiversity on Vancouver Island.
TimberWest and The Nature Trust are B.C. based organizations with interests in, on and around Vancouver Island. They have a history of co-operation and a legacy of conservation agreements, including the protection of approximately 180 hectares of habitat on Vancouver Island's Englishman River.
"TimberWest is committed to a science-based approach to protecting areas of high ecological value on its forest lands on Vancouver Island, and working in cooperation with The Nature Trust makes that commitment even stronger, said Brian Frank, president and CEO of TimberWest.
An MOU is a document that describes a bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. Under the memorendum, the two organizations will explore opportunities to protect biodiversity values on TimberWest lands in the Koksilah River watershed on Vancouver Island and will also explore land conservation opportunities on other TimberWest lands.
"We look forward to the opportunity that this MOU provides to continue to work together to identify, and ultimately conserve ecologically important lands on Vancouver Island," said Jasper Lament, CEO of The Nature Trust of British Columbia.