Sundre 2016 Forest Management Plan

SUNDRE’S 2016 FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN 

Sundre Forest Products is a sawmill and a treated wood facility in Sundre, Alberta. Sundre’s woodlands team are also responsible for the delivery of logs to the West Fraser’s laminated veneer lumber (LVL) facility, located 20 minutes south-west of Rocky Mountain House.

Sundre Forest Products submitted the Sundre 2016 Forest Management Plan late in 2016. The plan is being reviewed by the Government of Alberta. Here, you can access background documents about the planning process and descriptions of the process and common terms.

Public input is important for developing a comprehensive Plan to support the sustainable operation of Sundre Forest Products. Our woodlands team met with individuals and groups who have an interest in the Sundre Forest Management Area to discuss areas of interest and to gather input for the Forest Management Plan.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROVIDING INPUT

How can you get involved?

Open house sessions are held annually for stakeholders (including the public) to learn more about the forest management planning process. Click here to attend a session near you.

If you miss these sessions and wish to access further information, please contact Tom Daniels toll free at 1-877-638-4482 ext. 211 or e-mail sundrefma@westfraser.com.

What information is available at the Open Houses?

Information is provided on immediate harvesting and road building plans, along with what plans we have for reforesting the areas that have been harvested. Our professional staff will be available to listen to your input and to learn more about what you think is important.

We will have maps available to view which detail the plans that we have for logging, road building, reforestation and herbicide application. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our operations and share a doughnut and a cup of coffee with some of our forestry experts.

Why do we apply herbicide?
Every cut block that we harvest has to be satisfactorily reforested to standards set by the Government of Alberta. Part of this program means planting 6,000,000 seedlings every year.

Like many gardens or farm fields, weeds and other plants can out-compete the seedlings we plant on those sites. To ensure seedlings have the nutrients to survive, some cut blocks or portions of cut blocks might require herbicide application to control weed growth.

We are planning to apply herbicides by using both ground- and aerial-based application systems. We have selected various locations across the Forest Management Agreement Area for this application, which typically takes place in early September. Herbicide application plans for the Forest Management Agreement Area and the Community Forest Program will be available for review at the Open Houses.