Alberni Valley Community Forest pays city $100K

The community forest handed over a cheque for $100,000 to the city from its 2015 revenue.

The Alberni Valley Community Forest generated $100

The Alberni Valley Community Forest is continuing to pay dividends for the City of Port Alberni.

The community forest handed over a cheque for $100,000 to the city from its 2015 revenue. The AVCF is located by Sproat Lake, comprises 6,378 hectares and has an annual allowable cut of 18,156 cubic metres.

“We’re into our second cut control period and so this cheque is from year two of that process,” said AVCF manager Chris Law. This is Law’s third year as manager.

“Year two of that second cut control process was mostly planning and we had a little bit of harvesting at the end of 2015 which generated some revenue for the community forest.”

Law expects a heavier harvesting year for the community forest next year.

“In 2016 we’ve actually incurred a lot more revenue coming in so the cheque we should be presenting next year should be significantly more than the cheque we’re presenting this time,” said Law.

In 2015, the AVCF awarded a harvesting contract to BLP Ventures Ltd. for 21,000 cubic metres. That contract generated the $100,000 cheque to the city.

In 2016, the AVCF awarded a contract for 8,800 cubic metres to Brad Berry.

“Both of those contracts are wrapping up and we’ve received most of the revenue,” said Law.

“Just recently, we awarded a contract to Proban Logging for 27,000 cubic metres. That contract is for two-and-a-half years.”

Those revenue generating cuts are balanced by the expenses in maintaining the community forest.

“Silviculture, reforestation and all that stuff—those costs are always there,” said Law.

The $100,000 will go into the Alberni Valley Community Forest Legacy Fund but following the meeting, Mayor Mike Ruttan said that it wasn’t yet clear where the money would go.

“The No. 1 target would be the aquatic centre and beyond that we haven’t decided,” said Ruttan.

“It’s certainly up for discussion as a council as to what will happen with that.”

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

facebook.com/albernivalleynews

twitter.com/alberninews

 

Just Posted

Port Alberni RCMP hold second bike registration event

Project 529 will be at Canadian Tire on Saturday, Nov. 17

Husky Gas Station robbed on Third Avenue

Port Alberni RCMP still searching for suspect

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

Port Alberni care homes benefit from funding to purchase new safety equipment

Echo Village and Fir Park Village will be receiving $32,500 each

Uchucklesaht Tribe purchases former Redford School

Property will be a “multi-use building” similar to The Thunderbird

Winter weather hits parts of Canada

As some parts of the country brace for cold, parts of B.C. remain warmer than 10 C

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Liberals to act quickly if Saturday midnight deal deadline breached: source

Oh Friday, Canadian Union of Postal Workers said it would not bring the latest offers to a vote of its members

Most Read