New Cariboo Regional District chair to take over wildfire recovery in the region

CBC News
November 20, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Margo Wagner

The new chair of the Cariboo Regional District is wasting no time when it comes to taking on the challenge of helping the region rebuild from this summer’s wildfires. Margo Wagner, representative for Canim Lake-Forest Grove, was voted in as the new chair on Friday after former chair Al Richmond turned down the nomination. …Wagner plans on meeting with the Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Doug Donaldson. She says she has heard from companies like Tolko and West Fraser Mills that they want to get back into the forests to start harvesting salvage timber because fire-damage wood needs to be logged within 18 months in order to still be usable. … “We can’t really get on with the recovery mentally until we get rid of the burnt logs,” Wagner said.

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