Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

By Kemone Moodley
The Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
January 12, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A Fraser Valley-based community forestry group says it’s been hit not once, but twice by thieves stealing large, expensive logs from one of their remote helicopter sites. Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest discovered the first theft during the Christmas break when they noticed that two of their logs — worth $500 per metre — were missing from their helicopter logging site in the Silver Skagit area. General manager Matt Wealick said he was dismayed to see that six more logs …were taken Monday evening (Jan. 9), from their landing site, located halfway from the Flood Hope Road exit. …“This is very high value [logs] because we’re flying it by helicopter. So, it’s very valuable,” says Wealick, “they’re targeting cedar and they took certain pieces.” …“The Ministry of Forestry, who are supposed to be our RCMP, haven’t even answered my call from the first time,” says Wealick. “That’s the most disappointing thing in all of this.”

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