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 and Stand Tending 2020 During concerns for the Covid pandemic and the contractor  Seth’s Integrity Contracting from Dunster is following their BCFSCExposure Control Plan. A small contractor’s crew of five have started manual stand tending to target the Aspen, … 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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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

Staff

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The VCF has four employees at this time and a book keeper   Alana Assessing plantations  Brian reviewing road work    

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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