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Kalesnikoff proposes agroforestry project


January 27, 2021
By Ellen Cools


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Kalesnikoff Lumber has proposed an agroforestry project on two hectares of their timber tenure on land south of Nelson, B.C.

The agroforestry project would see trees grown in conjunction with food crops.

According to The Nelson Star, the project, called “The Selous in Bloom,” was created by Gerald Cordeiro, a forest development manager at Kalesnikoff. Cordeiro believes the project would create a multi-level, diverse, fire-resistant forest and garden and address food security threats, among other benefits. But, there are some drawbacks such as reducing biodiversity and long-term timber supply.

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  1. Hi Ellen, thanks for covering our project! We feel this initiative has some great potential to actually increase biodiversity within urban interface areas that are currently already seeing wildfire risk reduction treatments which could reduce species diversity under the current models.
    -Gerald Cordeiro

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