Health of our Community Forest
Angela French (Forest Planning and Development Supervisor) and Daniel Gratton (Forest Manager) carried out an aerial survey of the forest health affecting areas of the community forest.
Over the past three years, Douglas-fir beetle has become much more active and the community forest team will be looking at measures to mitigate its impact. This forest pest is visible on Goat Mountain and is also affecting Douglas-fir stands throughout the Kootenays.
The forest stands in the head waters of the Arrow Creek watershed have a low level of forest health concerns, which was great to see.