Taan tour shows forest sustainability

  • Aug. 25, 2014 4:00 p.m.

By Laura Bishop–The fifteen people who went to Juskatla with a Taan Forest tour on last Friday experienced a unique example of forest sustainability through three generations of foresters on Haida Gwaii.”We stopped in an area to show some current logging. Herb Jones, who was on the tour, verified that he logged the original old growth there in 1957. The forest has grown up and we’re now able to log it again. What’s really amazing is that his grandson, Cyrano Jones, was operating the hoe chucker logging the site this time around,” said Bill Dumont of Taan Forest.He said that kind of personal example of forest sustainability is often hard to find, and that those on the tour found it very interesting.Most of the people on the tour were local residents, Mr. Dumont said, but Haico staff from the Richmond headquarters came along as well.The tour began at the Golden Spruce Trail, where they talked about the Haida Gwaii Land Use Plan, common islands species, and the ecology and importance of the Yakoun River.From there the group looked out at a block logged two years ago that showed Taan’s efforts to reforest with the use of deer protectors.Their last stop was a dry land sort, where they got to see a demonstration of the cedar pole plant, logs being sorted and loaded onto a waiting barge. “It was just excellent. The weather was great and the salmon were spawning that day,” Mr. Dumont said, “and there were a lot of really great questions.”

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