Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest is located in the Kamloops Fire Centre.

Summary

The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS) has one project with an allocation of $85,096 in funding and generating 123 total person days of employment.

  • A significant area is now under prescription (198ha)
  • Now have “shovel ready” projects for implementation
  • Stand rehabilitation/ conversion to more resilient and productive forest;
    • 47ha now harvested through these associated prescriptions, and incremental piling and burning treatments underway
  • Acquired funding for hand treatment of approximately 12ha’s at $10,000/ha; planned 2023
  • Strategic road location and construction
  • Improved access for first responders
  • Barriere – Prescription Development – 275 ha.

“Balancing community forest tenure objectives with wildfire objectives was achieved. Meeting with residents that lived near the proposed treatment areas was very informative and important for public trust.” – Mike Francis, Manager, Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society

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 We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

 

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