Access restrictions to CP 39: are currently lifted until further notice. Expect pick-up truck traffic.
July 19 CP39 harvest operations on the strip cuts along the Wagon Road by South Fork are complete. The cable block was sold ‘on the stump’ to Kalesnikoff/Stella Jones and logged by Iron Peaks from New Denver. The roughly 5,500 cubic meter of timber harvested went to Kalesnikoff Lumber, Stella Jones, Porcupine Wood Products. In-block harvest trails have been semi rehabilitated and the equipment has moved to CP40 Blk 1 on 7 Mile FSR above. Most but not all of the logging slash piling to mitigate fire hazard has been completed. Some of the equipment will return in late August to complete clean-up.
Day-lighting of the Wagon Road has been delayed by mechanical problems with the Feller-Buncher and is now scheduled for August. When available, the machine will work the Wagon Road access from the South Fork/Hwy 31A parking lot to the block. This work will produce a few more truck loads of wood, which will be skidded to and decked in the opening by the warming hut. We have a partial truck load of wood left on site, which will be removed then as well. Please do not cut as firewood ! When operations resume, public access to this section will be restricted again for approximately one week.
The Wagon Road stretch from the block to the 7 Mile FSR junction is too narrow to employ the machine. We are investigating other means to day-light this portion and it may occur later in the year than the front section.
Grading of the Wagon Road will not be feasible until day-lighting operations are completed, road-side brush piles are burned and the road is wet enough to shape. Timing will therefore be later in the fall, when we can safely burn accumulations.
Access Restrictions for CP 40 / 7 Mile FSR are in place now: please observe operational signage during weekdays, 5AM to 3PM and use caution in the evenings and on weekends. Expect logging truck traffic from the Hwy 31A / Blue Ridge FSR junction to 0.5km, the Blue Ridge / Buchanan Connector and 7 Mile FSR.
Three new spurs have been built to access 3 blocks between 2.5 km and 9 km along the 7 Mile FSR. Harvesting in Block 1 has commenced. Iron Peak (New Denver) is working close to the mainline and is blocking through access to prevent danger to travelers. Sunshine Logging from Kaslo will commence operations in Blocks 2 and 3 around August 1, which will increase logging and hauling traffic in this area.
For further information and to view current photos about these cutting permits please view our Forest Operations Section.