Micro Sawmills in British Columbia – Insights for Community Forests

Micro sawmills are defined as mills that produce 2,000-10,000 board feet of lumber per year. Micro mills present a number of opportunities including the creation of more local jobs, increased value from harvested trees, and enhanced rural economic diversification.

This in-depth report offers two case studies of community forests operating micro sawmills, what is needed financially and logistically to start up a sawmill, and a list of important elements to consider in determining if this unique investment opportunity is the right fit for any given community forest.

Link to the report

 

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