Expanded Community Forests Made Possible in the North Cariboo

November 13, 2019

On November 13 the provincial government announced it is making more timber available for community forests in the Quesnel Timber Supply Area, stretching from Eliguk Lake in the west to the Matthew River valley in the east.

The announcement makes an expansion of the Wells-Barkerville Community Forest, as well as the creation of new community forests, a possibility.

Now 50,000 cubic meters of conifer harvest and 27,000 cubic meters of deciduous harvest is available each year for community forests in the Quesnel TSA, a significant increase from the 5,000 cubic meters per year previously available.