Community Fire Preparedness

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The Village of Valemount Community Wildfire Protection Plan (VCWPP) was commissioned in 2012. The VCF initiated the process of updating this plan in March 2018 and continue to treat high risk areas around Valemount and along the corridor towards Tete … Read More

Business Changes

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As of January 1, 2019, the VCF is operating under two companies. The VCF has split to two companies, the Valemount Community Forest Co. Ltd. and the Valemount Industrial Park Co. Ltd. (VIP). Both companies are Limited Partnerships with the … Read More

Silviculture Planting

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Planting In the past two planting seasons the VCF planted close to 770,000 seedlings on 550 hectares. Seth’s Integrity Contracting from Dunster usually hires a crew of 10 to 15 people which includes local planters. They planted about 60% Spruce, … Read More

Challenges to waste wood fibre

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Late in December 2018 the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) revealed their latest initiative to address public concerns regarding logging waste left on harvested blocks. The change calls for a full waste survey done … Read More

Opportunities and Markets

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When Hauer Bros. Lumber Ltd. went up for sale, the Board competed for purchase with other interested parties. The price eventually went beyond the financial capabilities of the VCF. Another opportunity did arise and the VCF purchased Woodlot #0277. This … Read More

Updated Inventories

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Over the past 3 years we have been working forest inventories which provide up to date ecosystem mapping, forest species composition, landscape detail and timber supply reviews.  The overview aerial flights helped map out the forest and calculate its tree … Read More

New Staff and Retirement

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In May 2018 our new Operations Supervisor, Brian Shawara was hired. Since that time Brian had been mentored by Adrian VanderZwan who retired after 40 years in the forest sector at the end of December 2018. Adrian was hired in … Read More

Building a Road to Success

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Road development and access are critical to harvesting success. Road surfaces require time to set up. Therefore, having the roads built in advance (a year ahead or longer) is ideal. Road surface quality is determined mostly by how well water … Read More

Supporting Social Well Being

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The VCF values the social well being and economic diversity of the community and supports a variety of initiatives each year through the VCF Community Grant program. Some organizations receive annual contributions such as $7500 to the local grant writer, … Read More

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