Kalesnikoff to collaborate with Regional District of Central Kootenay, city, on logging near Nelson
A West Kootenay logging company is collaborating with local governments in an unusual effort that attempts to combine logging and wildfire protection. When Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd. logs 150 hectares in the Selous Creek drainage near Nelson starting this fall, they’ll log more selectively than they otherwise would have. They will leave certain species they would otherwise have cut. The result will not look like a clearcut and it will be more fire resistant. …The company has collaborated on the logging plan with the Regional District of Central Kootenay, the City of Nelson and the B.C. Wildfire Service. …The goal of their joint plan is to provide fire protection as well as a viable timber harvest. …“Normally our mill would like to take Douglas fir, but Douglas fir is fire resistant and drought resistant and designed for shade and it is climate change resilient.
By Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Star
July 8, 2019