Previous Years Harvesting Plans

2018 Harvest Sites Maps and Information

November 10, 2017:  The Cheakamus Community Forest Board reviewed the proposed 2018 harvesting plans at its Board meeting on November 9, 2017. It approved the 2018 plans as presented with the exception of Cheakamus01 which will not be harvested in 2018. The CCF will defer a final decision on Cheakamus 01 pending further review and stakeholder input.  Approved blocks include:

  • Cheakamus 15
  • Fee 01 & 02
  • Powder 07
  • Cheakamus 10
  • Cheakamus Lake Road Wildfire Fuel Thinning Project

CCF 2018 – 2020 Development Plan: CCF plans for 2018 – 2020.

CCF 2018 Planned Activities Map & Summary: this map shows all harvesting and wildfire fuel reduction (thinning) projects proposed for 2018. The summary describes the harvesting.

Cheakamus15:  Access was regained in October 2017. C15A and B are 5.5 and 3.5 ha of moderate retention and may include a series of up to 12 small openings of 1-2 of low retention. 6,350 m3 of old growth. Future Managed Habitat Area with specified retention objectives for spotted owl.

2018 CCF C15

Fee01: F01A is a 4.6 ha opening of low retention. Provides early operating area as part of Dority mainline road re-development. 2,530 m3 of old growth.

Fee02: Fee02 is three openings of 1.5 to 3.2 hectares of low retention. Roads and landings are already built. 5,050 m3 of old growth.

2018 CCF F01 F02

Deferred for 2018: Cheakamus01: Cheakamus01 will be a combination of 8 openings of moderate and low retention. With Heli log option on an additional 8 very small low retention openings of 0.2 to 1.5ha in size. 9,140 m3 conventional logging, 5,200 m3 heli logging. Old growth.

2018 CCF C01

Cheakamus10:  Cheakamus 10 will be a retention trial over 25 hectares providing two representations of low, moderate and high tree retention, along with an option of very high tree retention. 10,200 m3 old growth.

2018 CCF C10

Wildfire Fuel Reduction Projects

Cheakamus Lake Road: Prescriptions (plans for how to thin) prepared for over 130 hectares of shaded fuel break with an option for two additional vertical upland extensions.

2018 Cheakamus Lake Fuel Thinning

2017 Harvesting Plans

2017 Harvesting Plans

Integrated Resource Mapping Project & Long Term Harvesting Plans

The CCF completed a major planning exercise in 2015. It identified Old Growth Management Areas for the provincial planning process, as well as identified areas of voluntary protection from harvesting called Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) Reserves, potential Fuel Management areas, and Special Management Zones that require additional consultation with First Nations and/or commercial recreation operators if harvesting is proposed.

Integrated Resource Mapping Final Report

Legislated Reserves (Old Growth Management Areas, Ungulate Winter Range, LRMP Wildlands, etc.)

Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) Reserves (Voluntary)

Special Management Zones  (Areas where CCF will participate in further discussion with key stakeholders when planning harvesting.)

Fuel Management Areas (Potential Areas of Fuel Management)

Once the areas of protection were identified, the CCF developed a long term harvesting plan showing two phases: 1-3 years of logging that given favourable market conditions will be harvested; and a 4-10 year conceptual plan showing areas of interest that will need more ground truthing but will likely see harvesting.

1 – 3 Year Logging Plan

4 – 10 Year Potential Harvesting Areas

Landscape Level Firesmart Planning Areas

Rainbow05 (R05 on Key Map). Lower Callaghan gravel forest service road. 3 hectares completed in 2014 with 6 ha remaining (subject to RMOW wildfire management priorities).

Rainbow05

Rainbow04 (R04 on Key Map). South of Function Junction above highway. Fuel modification area as designed in Forest Stewardship Plan. 4.2 ha mechanized thinning with 13.9 ha of hand pruning and burning onsite. (subject to RMOW wildfire management priorities and BC Hydro participating in re-opening the access road).

Rainbow04 Fuel Management

Cheakamus Crossing Neighbourhood Open House Presentation (2016)

Shares information about proposed harvesting and fuel management locations in the Cheakamus Valley.

Cheakamus Valley Harvesting & Fuel Management Plans

Maps and Information About 2016 Harvest Sites:

Due to a variety of circumstances, the CCF only harvested a few areas in 2015 for approximately 5,000 m3 of volume. As a result, 2016 plans are mainly the same as 2015.

Rainbow04 Openings A, B (Ro4 on Key Map), 1040m3, 45-80 year old forest, 2 openings: 1.0 and 2.6 hectares, low and high retention. Requires BC Hydro participation to re-open the road.

Rainbow04

CallaghanA01 Openings A, E, G (A01 on Key Map), Cultural Management Area, 3800m3, old forest, 11 low retention openings <1 ha between road systems.

Cal – A01 Openings A, E, G

CallaghanA01 Openings Q, R (A01 Q, R on Key Map), Cultural Management Area, 3150m3, old forest, 2 moderate retention openings of 1.8 and 4.5 ha

Cal A01 Openings Q, R

Wedge02 Openings B, C, D (Wedge02 on Key Map), 3250m3, harvesting and clearing of penstock route is subject to Wedge Creek run-of-river project commencement. 2 openings of moderate retention and 1 opening of high retention.

Wedge02 Openings B, C, D

Wedge08 Openings Cii – Cvii (W08 on Key Map), 5220 m3, 6 moderate retention openings ranging from 0.9 ha to 4.6 ha

Wedge 08 Openings Cii-vii

Powder07 (P07 on Key Map)  5 openings from 1.8 ha to 4.1 ha of low-moderate retention. Road upgrade started in 2014 to 3km of existing Dority Main, through old mine site and using old felled right of way. Harvesting would take place over 2 or more years once road sytem established.

Powder07

Cheakamus16 (CK16 on Key Map) 5 openings ranging from 1.7 to 6.5 ha. Moderate, High and Very High Retention (single entry). ~6,100 m3, mixed stand age. Previously deferred, Lil’wat Forestry Ventures is responsible for harvesting starting with road construction April 4, log hauling 4-6 weeks later for 12 – 15 days, and completing the work in approximately 2 months.  BC Hydro has recently upgraded access along Jane Lake road with brushing roadside vegetation Includes upgrading existing access to Ck15 and potential for Jane Lake Recreation Road Loop.

Cheakamus 16 Location Map

CK16_Harvesting_Plan

Rainbow13 (R13 on Key Map) Access through WOP to develop one moderate retention and 4 low retention openings.  5050 m3, old growth.

R13_Harvesting_Plan

Powder 02

Powder 02 a Access Plan

Powder 02 Openings c, d, e, f, g

Maps and Information About 2015 Harvest Sites:

Rainbow04 Openings A, B (Ro4 on Key Map), 1040m3, 45-80 year old forest, 2 openings: 1.0 and 2.6 hectares, low and high retention. Requires BC Hydro participation to re-open the road.

Rainbow04

Brew01 Openings J, K, L (B01 on Key Map), 4800m3, old forest, 3 openings: 1.0, 2.7 and 3.3 ha low-moderate retention.

Brew01 Openings J, K, L

CallaghanA01 Openings A, E, G (A01 on Key Map), Cultural Management Area, 3800m3, old forest, 11 low retention openings <1 ha between road systems.

Cal – A01 Openings A, E, G

CallaghanA01 Openings Q, R (A01 Q, R on Key Map), Cultural Management Area, 3150m3, old forest, 2 moderate retention openings of 1.8 and 4.5 ha

Cal A01 Openings Q, R

Wedge02 Openings B, C, D (Wedge02 on Key Map), 3250m3, harvesting and clearing of penstock route is subject to Wedge Creek run-of-river project commencement. 2 openings of moderate retention and 1 opening of high retention.

Wedge02 Openings B, C, D

Wedge08 Openings Cii – Cvii (W08 on Key Map), 5220 m3, 6 moderate retention openings ranging from 0.9 ha to 4.6 ha

Wedge 08 Openings Cii-vii

2015 Road Construction Plan for 2016 Logging Areas

Powder07 (P07 on Key Map)  5 openings from 1,8 ha to 4.1 ha of low-moderate retention. Road upgrade started in 2014 to 3km of existing Dority Main, through old mine site and using old felled right of way. Harvesting would take place over 2 or more years once road sytem established.

Powder07

Landscape Level Firesmart Planning Areas

Rainbow05 (R05 on Key Map). Lower Callaghan gravel forest service road. 3 hectares completed in 2014 with 6 ha remaining (subject to RMOW wildfire management priorities).

Rainbow05

Rainbow04 (R04 on Key Map). South of Function Junction above highway. Fuel modification area as designed in Forest Stewardship Plan. 4.2 ha mechanized thinning with 13.9 ha of hand pruning and burning onsite. (subject to RMOW wildfire management priorities and BC Hydro participating in re-opening the access road).

Rainbow04 Fuel Management

Maps and Information About 2014 Harvest Sites:

Rainbow04 (R04 on Compartment Area Key Map), 1042m3, mature forest, 2 openings of 2.6ha and 1.0ha, low retention.

Rainbow04 2014

Brew02 (B02 on Key Map), 1100m3, mature forest, 1 opening of 4.2ha, low retention

Brew02 Harvesting Plan Map 2014

Brew01 (B01 on Key Map), 3850m3, Old forest, 4 openings ranging from 1.1 to 4.4ha, low and moderate retention (single entry).

Brew01 Harvesting Plan Map 2014

CMA-A01  6496m3, old forest, 6 openings ranging from 1.6 to 10.9ha, variable retention with internal reserve timber and future harvest potential.

CMA-A01 Harvesting Plan Map 2014

CMA-A01 (Strip cable logging)  3300m3, old forest, logging 4 strips at 1.5ha each between Branch E5 and Forester’s Main road.

CMA-A01 Strip Cable Logging

Wedge02 ((W02 on Key Map)  2068m3, mature and old forest, 2 openings of 6.2ha and 4.8ha. Moderate and high retention.

Wedge02 Harvesting Plan Map 2014

Wedge08 (W08 on Key Map)  4840m3, mature forest, rights of way and various clearing for Independent Power  Project.

Wedge08 Harvesting Plan Map 2014

Powder07 (Po7 on Key Map)  Road Construction in preparation for 2015 logging. Will provide access to 10 openings ranging from 1.6 to 6.8ha. Low retention, single entry; and moderate patch retention with 2 pass entry.

Powder07 Dority Main

Powder07 Dority Main Map 2

Powder07 Dority Main Map 3

Maps and Information About 2013 Harvest Sites:

Fee03 (F03 on Harvesting Location Map), 7882 m3, (25 openings ranging from 0.1 to 1.4 hectares (ha), low retention, multiple entry shelterwood)

Fee03 Harvesting Plan Map April 2013

Brew03 (B03 on Harvesting Location Map), 5635 m3, 7 openings ranging from 0.5 to 5.1 hectares, Low retention with moderate to high retention in Riparian Management Zones, single entry)

Brew03 Harvesting Map April 2013

Powder07 (P07 on Harvesting Location Map), Road construction in 2013, harvesting in 2014

Powder07 Planning Map

Rainbow04 (R04 on Harvesting Location Map), 1880 m3, 3 openings ranging from 1.0 to 4.2 hectares, wildfire management focus

Rainbow04 Harvesting Plan Map April 2013

Wedge Creek (Wedge02 on Harvesting Location Map) 1,235 m3, Access 5 ha of second growth areas with ground based equipment above powerline along existing access and construct branch roads for future cable harvesting.

Wedge02 Harvesting Plan Map April 2013

Callaghan Cultural Management Area A01 (CMA-A01 on Harvesting Location Map) 6,759 m3, Mid elevation ridge above old timber licence area, borders Cultural Management Area.

Callaghan CMA – A01 Harvesting Plan Map April 2013

2013 Small Scale Logging & Salvage Plans

Powder01 (P01) 785 m3, Complete access loop trail and recover volume to offset and construct permanent culvert. Mature forest, partially harvested in 1920s.

Powder01 Small Scale Logging April 2013

Wedge01 (W01) 600 m3, Two areas (0.6 ha and 1.5 ha) left from 2011 harvest will be made available for high retention harvesting.

Wedge01 Small Scale Harvesting April 2013

Brew01 (B02) Logged in 2002. Recover downed wood and cedar products only.

Brew01Small Scale Harvesting April 2013

Maps and Information About 2012 Harvest Sites:

CCF Overview Map with Harvesting Sites:

Brew 01 (B01 on overview map): Volume to be removed ~5700 m3

Brew 02 (B02 on overview map): Volume to be removed ~4400 m3

Fee 03 (F03 on overview map): Volume to be removed ~4650 m3

Rainbow 13 (R13 on overview map): Volume to be removed ~5560 m3

Maps and Information About 2011 Harvest Sites:

Wedge 01:

Powder 01

Fee 02

Rainbow 02

Rainbow 03:

Brew 02:

Cheakamus Community Forest reports: