Burned logs getting second life as pulp and hog fuel

By Michael Reeve
CFJC Today Kamloops
September 12, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

KAMLOOPS — Earlier this year, the province of B.C. announced $50 million in funding for the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. The money was for forest enhancement through fibre utilization and wildfire risk reduction. Tuesday in Kamloops, the society announced that 42 new projects have been funded to help with the delivery of economic forest fibre to pulp and pellet mills. “The logs behind us, as of about a year ago they wouldn’t have been used. They would have been burned in the bush and left behind,” said Regional Manager with Arrow, Kevin Gayfer. …“We are ensuring the long-term sustainability of our forests. We are ensuring long-term jobs and really generating a long-term economy and that is going to be sustainable,” said Paul Donald, CEO Simpcw Resources Group.

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