Beetle-kill forest in city’s watershed targeted for proposed dead timber salvage

By Timothy Schafer
The Nelson Daily
November 2, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Part of the city’s watershed is in the cross hairs for logging as one of the region’s largest lumber companies intends to salvage dead timber in order to suppress a Douglas-fir bark beetle infestation just west of the city. Kalesnikoff Lumber Company in Thrums is seeking review and comment from the community on a proposed cutting permit application to harvest timber in the Selous Creek area near Nelson. The wood needs to be removed in order to safeguard the city’s secondary drinking water source, said Gerald Cordeiro, development supervisor of Kalesnikoff Lumber Company Ltd. The company has completed work on four proposed cut blocks, with the intent of salvaging dead timber and to suppress the beetle population by harvesting currently infested timber.

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