BC is slashing the amount of timber that can be cut in the province’s far north.
Acting chief forester Diane Nicholls is reducing the allowable annual cut in the Cassiar Timber Supply Area by 36% effective immediately.
Nicholls says harvesting in the area has been well below the AAC due to a lack of mills, limited access, and low local demand for forest products. She notes that the new cut level of 196,000 cubic metres is still about twice the average harvest volume in the region over the past ten years.
The Cassiar Timber Supply Area is the largest in BC and includes the
communities of Dease Lake, Telegraph Creek, Iskut, Atlin, and Lower Post.