PORT MCNEILL – A new woodlot licence is available on Malcolm Island.
“This is another example of our commitment to expand the woodlot program,” said Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands, Pat Bell. “In the last four years the number of woodlots in the North Island-Central Coast natural resource district has doubled, bringing the district’s total allowable annual cut for woodlots to over 32,000 cubic metres covering more than 7,000 hectares.”
The proposed woodlot is near Sointula on Malcolm Island and covers 799 hectares of Crown land with an initial allowable annual cut of 1,864 cubic metres. Most of the woodlot is second growth stands composed of mostly hemlock, and a small amount of Douglas fir and red cedar.
Woodlot licences are small, area-based tenures that combine private land with up to 800 hectares of Crown land on the Coast and are managed by individuals, groups or First Nations. Usually they are replaceable tenures, awarded for 20 years.
There are about 860 active woodlots in British Columbia. Applications and further details are available from the North Island Central Coast district office, 2217 Mine Rd., Port McNeill or online at: https://www23.for.gov.bc.ca/notices/
Applications must be received in sealed envelopes at the district office by 11 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2011.