In 2004 and 2005, Westland Resources acted as the Project Coordinator for the NorthWest Fibre Utilisation Strategy (NWFUS). NWFUS was a regional initiative to evaluate opportunities in the local forest sector and consider options for use of the timber resource in the BC Pacific Northwest.
As the Project Coordinator, Westland Resources undertook several tasks:
- Prepared a report entitled, The Small-Scale Wood Processing Sector in the Kalum/ Kispiox Area: Challenges and Opportunities. This report describes the extent of the small sawmilling industry as a contributor to the regional economy and the challenges facing these small operators, and makes recommendations intended to address these challenges.
[click on the report title to link to a .pdf version of this report, including Appendices A through J]
[click here to view Appendix K, a listing of internet resources available to small sawmillers]
[Click here to view a Contact List for Local Small Sawmillers] (Contact information not guaranteed to be accurate as list was prepared in 2005)
- Provided oversight of a second NWFUS project,
Hardwood Inventory 2005 – Nass and Cranberry TSAs.
This report provides updated hardwood inventory results for the Nass and Cranberry Timber Supply Areas.
[click on the report title to link to a .pdf version of this report (without appendices)]
- Prepared a Summary Report of these two projects, and presented the summary at two public sessions.
[click on the title to link to a .pdf version of this summary report]
We have certainly enjoyed working on the NWFUS, and are confident that they will lead to changes and improvements in the local forest sector.