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NorskeCanada to log land


July 5, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

NorskeCanada has contracted Weyerhaeuser’s coastal forestry group to harvest trees located on a portion of its priv…

NorskeCanada has contracted Weyerhaeuser’s coastal forestry group to harvest trees located on a portion of its private lands near the company’s Elk Falls Division mill site.

The harvesting plan will encompass a 160-hectare area within NorskeCanada’s 370-hectare private land holdings. The area is forested with mature alder and second growth conifers.

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Particular care will be taken to preserve natural habitats. “Conservation of critical habitat for wildlife and fish and the ecology of the area is a top priority. Maples, cottonwoods and large spruce will be maintained, smaller vegetation will remain and there is an accompanying reforestation plan,” said Charlie Burrell, the company’s specialty fibre manager.

The undertaking will permit a stream cleanup, the construction of a bike path and a 10 km trail. Construction of new logging roads will commence in July or August.


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