Community Fire Preparedness

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Spring can produce some of the most unexpected wild fires. Even though people look in the mountains and see snow; the contrast is the valley floor, where daytime temperatures can be 18 + C. Grass fires are most volatile in … Read More

Silviculture Planting

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Planting and Stand Tending 2021 Planting has started April 28th 2021! The VCF has allocated area for five hundred trees, Spruce, Pine, Cedar, Larch and Fir. The contractor is Integrity Contracting. On start up there are 8 planters and one … 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

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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