Lumby’s community forest is taking root.
Members of the Monashee Community Forest management committee recently went on a field tour of the area.
“The site appears well organized, and the amount of hard work it must have taken to get from standing trees to this point is staggering” said Jeremy Sundin, secretary-treasurer.
“These workers are true professionals in their field, and we thank them for their efforts”.
The committee observed the logging site, watched the equipment at work, and listened to the contractor foreman, Bob Austin, describe the process.
“We’re pleased with the contractor, Gudeit Bros., a Lumby-owned and operated company,” said Les Skaalid, management committee member and a registered forestry professional.
“Harvesting is going well, and is being carried out in accordance with the community forest logging plan.”
The tour concluded with the committee members watching a truck being loaded, then beginning its decent down the road with its payload.
The Monashee Community Forest is an equal partnership between the Village of Lumby and a subsidiary organization of the Splatsin.
The partnership harvests about 21,500 cubic meters of timber annually, and is currently in its second year of operation.