Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Update

Focus on road building, maintenance, planting

By Marisca Bakker
December 17, 2020

The Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation had a good year despite some changes that had to be made because of COVID-19 … The community forest’s annual profits from the operations are distributed back into the Bulkley Valley with the aim to provide the greatest long-term benefit. … This year a major investment was made into road building and maintenance. … They also pride themselves on using local contractors. …The majority of this volume, approximately 80 per cent, was sawlogs sold and delivered to Pacific Inland Resources in Smithers and about 17 per cent was dry balsam logs that was delivered to Seaton Forest Products near Witset. … [I]n addition to these delivered volumes, almost 10,000 tonnes of harvesting by-product was delivered to pellet producing facilities in the local area.

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