Archive for April 23, 2014

Optimal Use of Forest Fibre

Utilization, sustainability, site productivity, balancing of resource values and managing for a healthy forest are all concepts which have been combined to help define Spray Lake Sawmills’ management philosophy. Forest management is a long term proposition.  It takes years, decades and even centuries to fully appreciate the implications and rewards of management practices employed today.  But, as noted by the…

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March 10, 2014 Protected Areas Design Workshop-Results

On March 10, 2014 Spray Lake Sawmills held a Protected Areas Design Workshop. Four participants were present including a representative from Sundre Forest Products, Nature Alberta, The Ghost Watershed Alliance and a FMA neighboring landowner. SLS provided an overview of the process identified in the July 2013 Protected Areas Gap Analysis Report.  A workshop plan was shared, which suggested subcommittees,…

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Headwaters Management in the Bow River Basin

Spray Lake Sawmills recently gave a presentation to the Bow River Basin Council at their Quarterly Information Forum.  The focus of the presentation was to provide some perspective on timber harvesting in the headwaters and its potential impacts on flooding.  Please see the following as the set of notes from the presentation. Spray Lake Sawmills (1980) Ltd Headwaters Management in the…

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