Disagreements continue over Northern Peninsula’s forestry

By Stephen Roberts
Northern Pen
October 26, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

NORTHERN PENINSULA, NL – Forestry instructor Glenn Payne identifies the Northern Peninsula as an area of the province that is underutilizing its forestry potential. But Leander Pilgrim, a Main Brook man with experience in the Northern Peninsula’s forestry industry, believes Payne’s got it all wrong. And he ardently maintains there’s only enough forest resource on the Northern Peninsula for local use. Payne, an instructor at College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook, says he’s encouraged by the interest expressed by Active Energy to put a pellet plant on the Northern Peninsula. In fact, he believes harvesting would actually help improve forest health.

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