Premier's Mountain Pine Beetle Symposium
The battle with the mountain pine beetle is reviewed and adjusted on an ongoing basis. On Nov. 21, 2003 Premier Gordon Campbell hosted a symposium in Quesnel so that stakeholders could discuss implications of the beetle infestation. The agenda included presentations from community leaders, forest managers, forest-health authorities, industry experts, First Nations and environmentalists. It was an opportunity to review previous and existing management strategies, and to look for ways to lessen the beetle's long-term impact on jobs and communities.