April 14 meeting will address role of new society

Wells Gray Country Community Forest had a very active year in 2010

A button-top loader stacks salvaged pine logs onto a multiple trailer logging truck during winter logging near McDougal Creek - part of Clearwater’s watershed and Wells Gray Community Forest. Going to a shorter log length helps maximize recovery.

A button-top loader stacks salvaged pine logs onto a multiple trailer logging truck during winter logging near McDougal Creek - part of Clearwater’s watershed and Wells Gray Community Forest. Going to a shorter log length helps maximize recovery.

Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation (WGCFC) will hold its annual public meeting on Thursday, April 14, at the Community Resource Center at 6.30 p.m.

The corporation had a very active year in 2010. There have been many projects and activities carried out such as inventory, timber development, identification of mountain pine beetle salvage locations, road building, harvesting, and watershed research. An overview of the many projects will be presented at the meeting. Community benefits of WGCFC have included providing funds for local projects, local employment opportunities and harvesting of fire-prone stands.

The 2011 annual work plan also will be introduced at the public meeting. The work plan includes the harvesting of approximately 88,000 m3 of pine-killed stands and the construction of nine km of road to access these stands. Large reforestation programs are being planned for the upcoming years; currently the search for suitable seed and seedlings is underway. A field trip to one of our recent harvesting locations is planned for this summer (one of the key initiatives with the Community Forest Advisory Committee). These topics and other forest management projects will be discussed at the meeting.

The newly formed Wells Gray Society, which holds the WGCFC shares and distributes surplus funds, will be discussed in detail.

Please join us to learn about the details regarding the current management direction of the Wells Gray Community Forest and meet the current board of directors.

 

If you require further information please contact George Brcko, General Manager of the Community Forest at 250-674-3530.