North Cowichan Seeks Working Group Members for Engagement on the Future of the Municipal Forest Reserve

North Cowichan is recruiting members of the public to be part of a Working Group that will help guide public engagement and influence the future of the Municipal Forest Reserve (MFR). Applications will be available on North Cowichan’s website and PlaceSpeak until March 6, 2020.

To ensure a broad cross-section of representation within the group, North Cowichan staff will be working collaboratively with the public engagement consultant, Lees and Associates, to determine membership of the 16-person group. The group will meet approximately four times throughout the year and will play a key role in shaping public engagement and contribute to the interim and long-term forest management plans.

“I know the public has been very eager to provide input on the future of the Municipal Forest Reserve, and I am extremely excited to see this first step in engagement kick-off,” said Mayor Al Siebring. “I am impressed with the work that staff and the consultants are undertaking to ensure the Working Group will incorporate a variety of views and opinions, as this was a concern of mine early on.”

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Media Contact:         
Megan Jordan
Manager, Communications & Public Engagement