West Fraser’s Hinton Wood Products Division has a unique approach to managing these special sites through a program called “Special Places in the Forest." Hinton Wood Products proposed to the provincial government that within the forestlands the Division manages, certain areas should be protected. Other areas should be specially managed for values such as wildlife, watersheds, aesthetics, recreation, timber, or their historical significance.
The four main components of Hinton Wood Products' Special Places in the Forest Program are as follows:
- Protected Areas
- Educational Areas
- Special Management Areas or Special Features
- Cultural or Historical Sites
For more information about Hinton Wood Products' Special Places in the Forest Program, you can request a copy of the Special Places in the Forest booklet. It includes 150 pages of information on the entire Special Places in the Forest Program, including maps, historical data, and detailed descriptions of each site. Please e-mail the order with your name, address, and contact phone number.
Special Places in the Forest is a continually improving program
Do you know any special places on our Forest Management Area that Hinton Wood Products should consider? We’re interested in special sites such as waterfalls, springs, rare plant communities, large glacial erratics, hoodoo formations, den sites, and mineral licks. We also want to know about historical sites, such as old cabins, mining areas, and settlement areas.
If you would like to nominate a Special Place in the Forest, please fill out this form and submit it to Hinton Wood Products.