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Operations in TFL 54 at Stewardson will wrap up in August. On the forestry side, Ron has been reviewing all of the cutting areas we have worked on over the past year at Stewardson to complete our waste survey, road deactivation and planting obligations for the upcoming year.
On the engineering side, we are finishing the assessment layout and cutting permit application for a large block on the Matleset plateau in TFL 54 and we now have approval to look at engineering two additional areas at Cypre River and Virge Creek (Rankin Cove) to allow us to complete an effective program when we are operating in these areas later this fall and winter. If all goes well, we will have approved cutting permits and timber to keep operating in TFL 54 until the spring or early summer of 2010.
In the bigger picture with TFL 54, we continue to meet and work closely with our First Nation partners to establish agreements to continue to work in these areas and to establish an opportunity to plan our next cutting cycle in the TFL for future years.
It has been an exceptionally hot and dry summer. We are able to keep working on the West Coast because conditions there are moderated by fog and lower temperatures as compared with the valley. Everyone needs to be very careful with fire wherever we are working or recreating.