The question; “Why some homes survive an intense interface forest fire is addressed in Alan Westhaver’s report. This report is an easy read and provides critical insights with regard to what each of us as homeowners can do to increase the survivability of our homes should a forest fire invade your subdivision. Look at the last two chapters if you don’t have the time to look at the whole report.”
Yukon Chamber of Commerce has adopted a Biomass Energy Policy. YWPA sees the support provided to the development of our industry as significant and looks forward to ongoing efforts to work together on the development of the biomass energy industry in Yukon. Biomass will be a key factor in the ongoing effort to develop. a forest industry in Yukon.
The Funding Agreement Report outlining the activities of the Yukon Wood Products Association was submitted to the Forest Management Branch Director, Lyle Dinn March 12, 2018,
View the report: 2018_19_fmb_year_end_report.pdf
The 2018 AGM for the Yukon Wood Products Association was held on May 9th, 2018.
Meeting Minutes: ywpa_2017_18_agm_minutes.pdf
Hurlburt Enterprises is offering free wood stove fire starter for it's customers. Drop by their store and get their free fire starter.
A YWPA board of directors meeting was held on January 4, 2018.
The Teslin Tlingit Council has undertaken a biomass project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using renewable and carbon neutral biomass. The manufacture of wood chips locally has created new jobs in the community. This video explains the project and the reasons for implementing it in the town of Teslin.
A YWPA board of directors meeting was held on December 1, 2016.
The Yukon Government contracted FPInnovations to research moisture content reduction in green timber piles.
Our AGM was held on Friday. Below are a couple of highlights from the meeting:
The board of directors will remain the same for the coming year: Ron Johnson President, Ivan Thompson Vice president, Dan Reams secretary treasurer, Vlad Petrlak director and Byron Gagne director.
Minister Kent attended the meeting and advised us that a decision has been made with regard to bioenergy systems and the process for establishing them in government facilities across the Yukon. They will be putting out a call for expressions of qualifications for proponents to install and operate biomass boilers to sell heat to four educational facilities. the communities with schools that will fit into the initial call for proposals are one in each of Watson Lake, Teslin and Haines Junction. there will be a larger project at Yukon College. The idea is to promote the use of locally manufactured biomass and not import pellets from outside. Fossil fuel or other proposals will not be entertained.
The YWPA participated in the Yukon Biomass Forum on March 15-16, 2016 and all of the presentations for the forum can be found at this link.
A YWPA members meeting was held on January 21, 2016. We had a full agenda with a number of important topics discussed with Minister Kent, Energy Mines and Resources, Stephen Mills, Deputy Minister EMR, and a number of staff from Forest Management Branch.
The power point was presented to the YWPA members in January 2016 by Werner Rhein member.
Download 2014/2015 Forest Management Branch Annual Funding Agreement Report (PDF)