Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Measures taken to increase use of wood residue

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Measures taken to increase use of wood residue

Media Contacts
Greig Bethel
Media Relations
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
250 356-5261
Media Contacts
Greig Bethel
Media Relations
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
250 356-5261

Backgrounders

Forestry and Fibre Action Plan

Key actions include:

  • Implementation of a fibre-recovery process to establish protocols for primary and secondary harvesters to ensure the efficient removal of residual fibre.
  • Development and implementation of biomass handling guidelines for forest planners and machine operators to support integrated planning and harvesting operations.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement on policies related to residual forestry licence to cut and fibre supply licence to cut to ensure tenures are working effectively.
  • Advertisement of supplemental forest licence opportunities to secondary fibre users where the volume and fibre profile is available for the term of the licence.
  • Review how cruising, scaling and residue measurements align with cut control, inventory and timber supply modelling policies by mid-2016.
  • Streamline residue measurements to enable low-quality residual fibre to be designated as special forest products by Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Extend existing waste benchmarks until October 2017.
  • Commitment to ongoing operational initiatives that generate more value from B.C.’s forest resources and increase fibre utilization from harvested wood.

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