Minor Logging Underway on Mount Prevost


Limited logging is currently underway in Block P-805, located on the west side of Mount Prevost.
The access through the logging area, Wolf Road, will be closed to public traffic between 6.5 km and 7km from 7:00am 4:00pm, Monday to Friday while the harvesting takes place. 
Logging is expected to be completed by May 31, 2016.  The contractor doing the work is Millstone Contracting Ltd.  
Background:
The Municipality of North Cowichan is one of the few communities in North America that has privately owned forest lands that are managed for the benefit of residents. Targeted logging up to an annual maximum of 2% of the total forested area is conducted as part of the sustainable management of the Municipal Forest Reserve. The Municipality replants logged areas with species that naturally occur in the area, typically Douglas-fir, Western red cedar, and White pine. The Forestry Program is self-funded, with no costs to the taxpayers of North Cowichan. Profits from the Forestry Program allow North Cowichan to reduce tax rates, purchase additional land, finance firefighting, and give back to the community.