Sunshine Coast

Community Forest ready to log in Wilson Creek

By Sean Eckford
Coast Reporter
November 2, 2017

The Sunshine Coast Community Forest (SCCF) is set to begin harvesting in Wilson Creek and Halfmoon Bay now that work at the site of the 2015 Old Sechelt Mine wildfire is wrapping up – and the new activity could reignite opposition to logging in the area. In an interview with Coast Reporter this week, Community Forest chair and president Glen Bonderud and operations manager Dave Lasser talked about the recently completed harvesting of the area damaged by the fire and plans to resume harvesting other areas of its tenure. Bonderud and Lasser said the revenue from the harvesting in the fire area was higher than anticipated thanks to a strong demand for cedar and a willingness of buyers to “come to the party.”

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