British Columbia makes 1,186 hectare woodlot license available near Enderby with AAC of 3,000 m3, invites applications by Sept. 25
VICTORIA, British Columbia
July 17, 2013
– The Province continues to expand forest opportunities for individuals, groups and First Nations with the offering of a new woodlot licence near Enderby, Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo announced today on behalf of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson.
The woodlot (W2024) is about 20 kilometres north of Enderby and covers 1,186 hectares with an allowable annual cut of 3,000 cubic metres. Applications and further details are available online at: http://www23.for.gov.bc.ca/notices/init.do. Applications must be received in sealed envelopes at the ministry's regional office in Kamloops at 441 Columbia St., V2C 2T3 by 10 a.m., Sept. 25, 2013
Expanding the woodlot program to provide smaller operators with new tenure opportunities is one example of how this government is enabling job creation as part of 'Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan'.
Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson -
"By adding new woodlots we are diversifying B.C.'s forest sector and encouraging economic growth across the province."
MLA for Shuswap Greg Kyllo -
"Woodlot operators often model excellent forest stewardship, and because they are often locally owned and operated, they support community jobs."
Brian McNaughton, general manager, Federation of B.C. Woodlot Associations -
"The federation is very pleased that the ministry continues to expand the woodlot program. Each new woodlot licence contributes to the local economy by creating direct and indirect jobs, and by providing a source of wood for local milling and manufacturing."
•There are about 860 active woodlots in British Columbia.
•Woodlots are replaceable tenures, usually awarded for an initial term of 20 years.
•Each woodlot generates jobs in planning, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation, silviculture and small-scale timber processing.
•Woodlot licences are small, area-based tenures that combine private land with up to 800 hectares of Crown land on the Coast and 1,200 hectares of Crown land in the Interior.