Community forest reports at annual meeting
General manager George Brcko highlighted the WGCFC (CF) activities for 2016, what is planned for 2017 and summed up the past five years of accomplishments for the Community Forest. The Community Forest has completed 10 years of operation and its second cut control, which is a proud achievement for the corporation. Volume harvested in 2016 was 24,117 m3 and was competitively bid and awarded to a local contractor. As safety is of utmost importance to the CF board, all company’s working for the CF must be SAFE certified with the BC Forest Safety Council. To ensure continuous harvesting opportunities that are profitable the CF board of directors has a timber management goal to maintain a four-year standing timber inventory (STI). STI is cut-blocks developed with referrals completed and ready to harvest, which allows the CF to take advantage of upcoming markets.