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TFL54 - The board of directors of Ma-Mook Natural Resources Ltd. and Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd. approved the FSP amendment, TFL57, to incorporate TFL54.
Ron Sorensen has now completed preparation on amendment to the plan. The amended plan, complete with maps, must now be made available for public review and comment. The public review process is expected to start the first week of September and is for a 60 day period. Our plans are to visit the village of Ucluelet and Tofino and the First Nation communities in Clayoquot Sound to go over the amended plan; the plan will also be made available at the 4th Avenue engineering office for the general public and any other interested groups.
Our target is to have the final plan submitted to the District Manager, South Island District, for approval by mid November 2007. An approved FSP is required before any new cutting permits can be applied for in the Clayoquot Sound. TFL54 does have land base outside Clayoqout Sound, which is covered by the approved Arrowsmith Multi-Licensee FSP.
Echa-Peh Forest Resources was issued CP3 on July 19, 2007. This permit is cut block BP8 and has an estimated volume of 21,000m3. Logging is well underway. Echa Peh has also applied for CP4 which has an estimated volume of 34,000m3 and includes blocks CL19, CL8 and BP21 as well as CP5, which has an estimated volume of 30,000m3 and includes blocks BP13, CL21 and CL21A
TFL 54 Engineering and cruising was completed on Escalante River cut block E24. The application for this permit is being prepared and is expected to be submitted by the end of August. This block will be CP116 and is expected to have approximately 8,000m3. The Escalante River is outside Clayoquot Sound and is expected to be logged this fall with crews based out of Stewardson Camp.
So far this season we have not had many hot dry days, but the fire season is not over. Last week the fire danger at Toquart reached moderate. September can be hot and dry. Foster will continue to monitor the fire danger and keep the logging supervisors informed on fire danger as it builds.
Remember to do your part in preventing fires from starting. No smoking in the woods and should a fire start take action quickly to control and extinguish it. All fires must be reported to both Head Office and the forest service, no matter how small they may be.