forestry

Mayor Walt Cobb has been named Forest Community Champion by the Forest Products Association of Canada. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mayor Walt Cobb has been named Forest Community Champion by the Forest Products Association of Canada. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tribune columnist Jim Hilton has been observing the presence and studying the behaviour of tent caterpillars recently at his property. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Preparing to put up with tent caterpillars

Many tents had been vacated hence the presence of moths

  • Sep 20, 2020
Tribune columnist Jim Hilton has been observing the presence and studying the behaviour of tent caterpillars recently at his property. (Jim Hilton photo)
Protesters gather in Duncan in solidarity with Forest March BC in April 2019. People will be gathered in groups across at least 13 B.C. communities to protest industrial logging and destruction of old growth forest on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Forest March BC)

March to protect old growth, stop industrial logging coming to B.C. Legislature

Organizers say they want to give frontline communities a bigger say in nearby logging

Protesters gather in Duncan in solidarity with Forest March BC in April 2019. People will be gathered in groups across at least 13 B.C. communities to protest industrial logging and destruction of old growth forest on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Forest March BC)
FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news

FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news

I’ve come to appreciate the work involved providing current and what I consider interesting articles

  • Sep 12, 2020
FOREST INK: Challenges of producing current forestry news
B.C.’s forests ministry has accepted recommendations to defer logging in nine old-growth forest regions of the province. (B.C. government)

B.C. suspends some old-growth logging, consults communities

‘Deferral areas’ total 3,350 square km of forest

B.C.’s forests ministry has accepted recommendations to defer logging in nine old-growth forest regions of the province. (B.C. government)
Depending on the subject matter in university I often needed a number of examples or ways of describing a new concept in order to master the material. I also learned that the more approaches you use the better. (Kamloops This Week file photo)

FOREST INK: Explore the method of learning that works best for you

My university studies did allow me the opportunity to have a very interesting and productive career

  • Sep 8, 2020
Depending on the subject matter in university I often needed a number of examples or ways of describing a new concept in order to master the material. I also learned that the more approaches you use the better. (Kamloops This Week file photo)
Dimension lumber is the backbone of B.C.’s forest industry. (Black Press Media)

B.C. forest industry celebrates lumber trade ruling against U.S.

World Trade Organization rejects softwood subsidy claim

Dimension lumber is the backbone of B.C.’s forest industry. (Black Press Media)
Hiking alpine areas in the West Chilcotin prompted columnist Jim Hilton’s weekly opinion piece. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: B.C. Interior alpine provides three distinct zones

From Williams Lake to Tatla lake on Highway 20 you encounter a number of ecological zones

  • Aug 23, 2020
Hiking alpine areas in the West Chilcotin prompted columnist Jim Hilton’s weekly opinion piece. (Jim Hilton photo)
A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek measuring 9.5ft in diameter, making it the 9th-widest known yellow cedar according to the BC Big Tree Registry. Photo courtesy, T J Watt

Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed

A monumental old-growth yellow cedar tree in the at-risk headwaters of Fairy Creek measuring 9.5ft in diameter, making it the 9th-widest known yellow cedar according to the BC Big Tree Registry. Photo courtesy, T J Watt
UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre,located on the university’s Vancouver campus. Photo courtesy of UBC BioProducts Institute.

STANDING TALL: Forestry workers meet the challenges, remain hopeful

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best – amid mill curtailments

  • Aug 13, 2020
UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre,located on the university’s Vancouver campus. Photo courtesy of UBC BioProducts Institute.
The purchase of Leading Edge Wood Products in Horsefly was finalized by Yunesit’in First Nation earlier this month. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

First Nation-made wood products aiding on-reserve economic development

Yunesit’in recently finalized the purchase of Leading Edge Wood Products in Horsefly

The purchase of Leading Edge Wood Products in Horsefly was finalized by Yunesit’in First Nation earlier this month. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Log booms located near Iona Beach, in Richmond. Photo Kristen Holliday.

STANDING TALL: ‘Forced retirement’ a reality for sawmill employees

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best – amid mill curtailments

  • Aug 12, 2020
Log booms located near Iona Beach, in Richmond. Photo Kristen Holliday.
One of Wahkash Contracting’s logging trucks, a Hayes HDX, loaded with logs. Photo courtesy of Wahkash Contracting Ltd.

STANDING TALL: For some, B.C.’s forest industry is the best office in the world

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best – amid mill curtailments

  • Aug 11, 2020
One of Wahkash Contracting’s logging trucks, a Hayes HDX, loaded with logs. Photo courtesy of Wahkash Contracting Ltd.
A pruned spruce tree on Rick McLeod’s property at Rose Lake east of Williams Lake. (Jim Hilton photo)

Forest Ink: Private land improvement ideas shared

Columnist Jim Hilton visits a Rose Lake property to see forest work being done by the owner

  • Aug 10, 2020
A pruned spruce tree on Rick McLeod’s property at Rose Lake east of Williams Lake. (Jim Hilton photo)
Forestry workers could be seen in May 2018 inside one of the Cariboo Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd.’s blocks southwest of Tl’etinqox. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Wood waste recovery a key focus for First Nation joint venture company

Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd. has received financial support from FESBC

Forestry workers could be seen in May 2018 inside one of the Cariboo Chilcotin Rehabilitation Ltd.’s blocks southwest of Tl’etinqox. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Douglas fir in Saanich, B.C., 2019. (B.C. government)

What exactly is ‘old growth’ B.C. forest, and how much is protected?

Forests minister Doug Donaldson doesn’t support ‘moratorium’

Douglas fir in Saanich, B.C., 2019. (B.C. government)
Gail Wallin of Williams Lake, seen here with Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, has been appointed to the Forest Practices Board. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake woman appointed to Forest Practices Board

Invasive Species Council of BC executive director Gail Wallin will serve a three-year term

Gail Wallin of Williams Lake, seen here with Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, has been appointed to the Forest Practices Board. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
FOREST INK: Fertilization to make up timber shortfall

FOREST INK: Fertilization to make up timber shortfall

A single fertilizer treatment can add about 15 cubic metres of wood per hectare within 10 years

  • Jul 18, 2020
FOREST INK: Fertilization to make up timber shortfall
Slash that would be normally be burned is being transported to local markets in Williams Lake through an ongoing project by the Williams Lake First Nation who has partnered with Tsideldel First Nation to grind the debris on site. “Not removing the piles of debris could contribute to a very intense fire - obviously undesirable adjacent to the community,” said consulting forester Ken Day with KDay Forestry Ltd. (Monica Lamb Yorski photo)

First Nations project to remove biomass for markets in Williams Lake continues

The fibre will be used by Pinnacle Renewable Energy and Atlantic Power

Slash that would be normally be burned is being transported to local markets in Williams Lake through an ongoing project by the Williams Lake First Nation who has partnered with Tsideldel First Nation to grind the debris on site. “Not removing the piles of debris could contribute to a very intense fire - obviously undesirable adjacent to the community,” said consulting forester Ken Day with KDay Forestry Ltd. (Monica Lamb Yorski photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)

B.C. government focused on mass timber industry to meet CleanBC goals

Mass timber lauded for sustainability, jobs potential

Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)