Fire Preparedness 2022

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  The VCF staff is reviewing all piles that were burnt in the Fall of 2021 to ensure that there are no hot spots in order to prevent wild fire events. In the event of a hotspot, it is exposed … Read More

Silviculture 2022

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Commercial Thinning June 2022 Commercial thinning block has started on an area that had previously been logged in the late 1960’s to early 70’s. This is the first time the VCF has hired a contractor for this specialized work in … 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

Staff

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The VCF has four employees as well as a dedicated contractor for the financial department. There is also another dedicated contractor for the VIP financial department. Alana Assessing plantations Brian reviewing road work    

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

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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The inventories for both areas have been completed, the new information provides 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 growth … 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

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