CASTLEGAR - The Province is accepting bids on a new woodlot licence near Edgewood, a move that will eventually generate new job opportunities across the region, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today.
The woodlot licence covers approximately 1,189 hectares of Crown land along the Inonoaklin River valley west of Edgewood.
The deadline for submission is Nov. 27, 2013. Applications and details are available online at: Notice #8175 http://www23.for.gov.bc.ca/notices/init.do
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. B.C.'s 860 woodlot licences generate local jobs in planning, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation, silviculture and small-scale timber processing.
Last week, the Province announced that it was accepting bids on another new woodlot licence in Skookumchuk. These new woodlot licence opportunities support Our Natural Advantage: Forest Sector Strategy for British Columbia, which outlines a number of priorities to help grow the forestry-sector sustainably, including continuing the expansion of the woodlot program.
Forest Sector Strategy for B.C.: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/forestsectorstrategy/
Woodlot licences: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hth/timber-tenures/woodlots/index.htm
Federation of B.C. Woodlot Associations: http://www.woodlot.bc.ca
Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations