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New allowable cut set for Dunkley Lumber in BC Interior

April 13, 2022  By  Ellen Cools

The B.C. government today announced a new allowable annual cut (AAC) level for Tree Farm License (TFL) 53, held by Dunkley Lumber, near Quesnel, B.C.

The TFL covers an area of 87,839 hectares, and the new AAC is 240,000 cubic metres, up 9.6 per cent from 219,000 cubic metres.

According to the B.C. government, the increase reflects the objectives “for all forest resource values” and input from the Lheidli T’enneh Nation. The Lheidli T’enneh Nation, Lhtako Dene Nation, Nazko First Nation and Tsilhqot’in Nation have territorial boundaries that overlap in TFL 53, and were consulted on by the province before the AAC was changed.

Albert Nussbaum, B.C.’s acting deputy chief forester, has encouraged Dunkley Lumber to work with First Nations to update its biodiversity plan and incorporate riparian and road-management planning.


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