Funds to improve Nadina timber supply
The Land Based Investment Strategy (LBIS) is investing $3.4 million in the Nadina district for reforestation, timber supply mitigation, forest health and inventory.
The LBIS funding will increase both mid- and long-term timber supplies, mitigating the effects of the mountain pine beetle infestation and wildfires.
LBIS funding in Nadina will support:
• The planting of 17,000 seedlings and plans are underway to fertilize 4,500 hectares, producing an additional 90,000 cubic metres of timber in the mid-term (20 to 60 years) and long term (60+years).
• Site preparation of 850 hectares to enable the planting of 1.3 million seedlings next spring producing an extra 210,000 cubic metres to long-term timber supply.
• Surveying of 8,000 hectares to find treatable ground for reforestation, fertilizing and improved spacing, resulting in an additional 13,000 cubic metres of timber for both short- and long-term supplies.
• Planning and prescriptions to sow almost two million seedlings this fall, adding 300,000 cubic metres to long-term timber supplies.
The 2012-13 Land Based Investment Strategy will invest $78.6 million, a 15 per cent increase over last year. About 5.3 million hectares of new and updated inventory will be completed this year.