Archive for April 24, 2013

Open Houses

On May 8th and 9th Spray Lake Sawmills will be hosting our annual open houses.  May 8th will be located  in Cochrane at the Cochrane Curling Club  and May 9th will be held in Blairmore at the Blairmore Legion, both will run from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. The purpose of the open houses is to provide an opportunity for interested…

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Dispute Resolution Process

Spray Lake Sawmills has recently put together a draft of a “Dispute Resolution Process”.  Our intent is not to side-step the authority placed in the Alberta Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development as the ultimate manager and authority on land use activities which occur on Crown Land.  Rather we are trying to develop a “good faith” working arrangement between…

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Gap Analysis Peer Review

A number of follow-up activities have been occurring since our April 4 workshop.  We have now received a peer review report on the Protected Areas Gap Analysis.  It can be found on the Spray Lake Sawmills website in the same area as the original Gap Analysis Report:  www.spraylakesawmills.com  click on the Woodlands tab and then Forest Certification. By next week…

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Follow-up to Protected Areas Workshop

Spray Lake Sawmills held a workshop in Cochrane on April 4th to look at and review a couple of different reports:  High Conservation Value Forest Assessment and Protected Areas Gap Analysis.  The workshop went well and constitutes one step on a longer pathway of stakeholder engagement in the company’s forest management activities.  For those of you who may be interested…

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2013 General Development Plan

Spray Lake Sawmills has just completed the 2013 edition of its General Development Plan (GDP).  A GDP is a rolling five year plan showing where the company is planning to conduct its timber harvest operations. It is refined and updated every April to reflect the best information available for upcoming activities.  The GDP maps don’t contain block specific details but…

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Protected Areas & Conservation Values Workshop

On April 4th, 2013 Spray Lake Sawmills hosted a workshop to review and gather feedback on two key documents: Protected Areas Gap Analysis and High Conservation Value Forest Assessment.  We were pleased to see a good cross sectional mix of participants.  It was a very constructive and productive session.  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.  This is…

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Year End Update

Spray Lake Sawmills harvested in a number of different areas this year.  Two of these received special interest from various groups; the area west of Bragg Creek and the licence known as Beaver Mines.  Given the added interest in these two areas I thought I would provide a year end update. The Beaver Mines licence has had operations completed for…

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