In our District, we
have 6 commercial species of trees including Lodgepole Pine, White
Spruce, Subalpine Fir (balsam), Douglas Fir, Black Spruce and
Trembling Aspen (poplar).
trees in the District are Paper Birch, Black Cottonwood, and
The total volume of
wood cut during the 2011 season in the District was
A cubic meter (m3)
of wood is about the same size as a telephone pole.
A highway logging
truck holds about 35 m3.
If a house requires 60 m3 in its construction, then last
year the wood that was harvested in our District could have been
made into 50,360 houses! If each house averages 2.5 people, then
approximately 125,901 people could be housed...and if the average
height of those people was 5 foot 7 inches (170 cms) and all those
people held hands they would stretch from Vanderhoof to Prince
George and back!
There are over 30
recreation sites and more than 200 kilometres of trails in the
district. They are managed by
Recreation Sites and Trails BC which is part of Forests, Lands &
Natural Resource Operations.
In 2005, there were
4.3 million trees planted in the District. In addition, we did
the following silviculture activity:
There are 12 First
Nations in our District:
Saik'uz First Nations
Nazko First Nations
Ulkatcho First Nations
Skin Tyee First Nations
Stellat'en First Nations
Lheidl T'enneh First Nations
Lhoosk'uz Dene First Nations Nadleh
Whut'en First Nations
Cheslatta First Nations
T'lazt'en First Nations
Nak'azdi First Nations
Yekooche First Nations
We had 50 fires, which
burned 13,054 hectares in our District in 2005. Lightning
strikes caused 27 fires, and people not putting out their campfires
caused 23 fires. The total cost of the fires was $3,218,268.