Fire risk delays EW24 logging

By Connie Jordison
Sunshine Coast Reporter
September 15, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Logging of cutblock EW24, behind Sechelt Airport in ts’ukw’um, is on hold until the fire risk posed by dry conditions in the area abates. At a Sept. 13 meeting, the Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) board of directors approved awarding a logging and road building contract for the cutblock to Triple Tree Logging. “We are in extreme fire risk conditions so there won’t be anything happening with our planned fall road deactivation [in harvested cutblocks in the Halfmoon Bay area], or EW24 harvesting, until that changes,” SCCF administrator Sara Zieleman stated in an email to Coast Reporter. The wait for significant rainfall also provides additional time for SCCF to secure further direction from the shíshálh Nation Land Management Division on review and acceptance of harvesting plans by the Nation’s technical team, as well as hiwus and council.

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