A computer model’s version of what Quesnel’s Annual Allowable Cut might look like was unveiled at last Tuesday’s North Cariboo Joint Planning meeting in Quesnel.
Dale Bubela, a local Tenures Officer with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, says it suggests maintaining the harvest at 4 million cubic metres per year for the first five years.
Most of that however, 3.3 million cubic metres, would be for dead wood from the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic.
Bubela says that would be followed by a mid-term cut of just over 1.6 million cubic metres for the next 65 years and then just over 2.1 million for the long term.
The Chief Forester is expected to make his decision on the Annual Allowable Cut for Quesnel in January.
(Files from George Henderson)