Visit from the Chief Forester to Cherryville Community Forest

Cherryville talks timber

Vernon Morning Star

Cherryville residents were able to bend the ear of senior provincial officials about forestry issues. Dave Peterson, B.C.’s chief forester, as well as Ministry of Forest staff, met with the Cherry Ridge Management Committee which oversees the local community forest. “We spoke about the community forest in relation to the principles of neighbourly stewardship,” said Hank Cameron, with the committee. B.C. Timber Sales personnel were present and they presented plans for a road on steep terrain north of the community forest on Cherry Ridge. The government agency intends to log about 1,200 truckloads from the bench above those slopes.

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