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Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society 
Fall 2014 Newsletter

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Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society
2014 Fall Newsletter

Welcome to our Fall2014 Newsletter.  Your support is greatly appreciated and important in ensuring the continued success of our organization!

2014 Grants Announcement & Annual General Meeting

The LNTCFS is pleased to announce our decision to donate a total of $ 31,000 for 2013/14 to be disbursed as follows:

  • $ 16,000 has been allocated to Barriere Secondary School for student awards (scholarships and/or bursaries), and
  • $ 15,000 has been allocated for distribution through our grants program to local non-profit organizations.

Application forms and guidelines for community organizations are available at our office at 4648 Barriere Town Road, by email LNTCFSociety@telus.net, or through our website.  All applications received by December 31, 2014 will be reviewed by the LNTCFS board members who will award the money to successful applicants.

On a related note, our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre located at 4936 Barriere Town Road (District of Barriere Building), at which time it is intended that Directors be elected for the ensuing year.   All members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Thanks to our UBC Summer Interns!

Wow, summer flew by!! Our summer interns Pat and Colin (you may have heard them on the radio) have now come and gone, and it was great to have them on board.  Both students were able to gain valuable experience working in the industry, while we benefited through their assistience in field activities such as Site Plan data collection, block layout, and reforestation activities. On behalf of the directors and staff, I wish them all the best!!

Operations Update & Harvest Plan

Harvesting operations over the summer were focused in the Wikkiup Creek area of the community forest and consisted of rehabilitation of low volume cedar birch stands.  Our 2014/15 harvest plan blocks and roads are shown below in blue.  Stamer Logging, DRB Contracting, Rilcoe Contracting, and Salle Ranch are the contractors involved in these projects.  

Site preparation (stump removal and piling) activities are currently active in the Lower Wikkiup area; Greg Fennell Contracting is completing this work.
 

LNTCFS Strategic Plan

In order to obtain input for the development of a strategic plan, a total of five facilitated community meetings were held in early 2014 throughout the Lower North Thompson Valley. 

Since this time, LNTCFS Directors and staff have worked to utilize and compile the feedback obtained and we are pleased to announce that our Strategic Plan is now complete.  Please click here to view this important document as well as a summary of the input collected through the community meetings process. 

As always, your feedback is welcome!

2014 Job Creation Partnership - Dixon Mountain, Fenceline Clearing

We currently have two openings - click here for eligibility requirements.

We have a Website?

You better believe it! LNTCFS has joined the internet. 


Take a look, visit www.LNTCFS.org.

EDUCATION

Know Your Trees
Lodgepole Pine
(Pinus contorta)

Lodgepole Pine is found throughout the interior of British Columbia and within the Lower North Thompson Community Forest.  This species plays an important role as a pioneer species, meaning it is one of the first trees to regenerate following large-scale, stand-replacing forest fires.   
Click here to learn more about this important species.


Learn More About Community Forestry in BC

LNTCFS is proud to be a member and supporter of the BC Community Forest Assocation, a network of rural community based organizations engaged in community forest management. 
Click here to learn more about the BC Community Forest Association.


 
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