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Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative

SIFCo


Updates

  • 1 November 2015

    Pedro activities to begin!

    On November 2nd activities will begin in the Pedro Management area.  A 12 hectare strategic fuel management area zone will be harvested and will be followed by a spring 2016 fuel reduction phase.  We expect our fall activities to last 3 weeks.  We thank the residents for their cooperation during the planning phase and for […]

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  • 5 October 2015

    Silverton North WUI project resumes

    Starting October 5th, 2015 the Silverton North WUI project is set to resume. Six workers will be working until mid-December.  We expect the final phase of this $395 000 project to be completed by June 2016. If you have any questions regarding this project please do not hesitate to contact us at 250-226-7012 or email […]

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  • 27 March 2015

    Silverton North project begins!

    The Silverton Interface project on the east and north side of the village has begun. The work will carry on until mid-June and begin again in October of 2015. The project will be completed before the end of 2016.  36 hectares of land will be treated.  This is phase two of our WUI protection plan […]

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Bannock Point Development and Enhancement

Bannock Point Development and Enhancement

From 2009 to 2017, during our first eight years of operation, we focused on local job creation, a safer community, and stewardship of our landbase. Over $4,000,000 were brought into the community of the Slocan Valley and many jobs were created. Now, in 2017, we continue our focus on wildland-urban interface work with a $430,000 investment grant going toward 44 Hectares of land in and around the Village of New Denver. We are also beginning the implementation phase of our 7-year Landscape Level Wildfire Protection Plan for the Slocan Valley. A $425,000 grant from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC for 2017 will aid us in accomplishing our goals. In 2016 SIFCo completed a computer program that allows us to light virtual fires and identify the main travel paths of fire within our landbase. This tool enabled us to identify Strategic Fuel Management Zones that became the foundations of our Landscape Level Wildfire Protection Plan. Please browse our website and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Above, Bannock Point Recreation site on a lovely fall day.

Local Business Worth a Look

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Boardwalk Woodwork is located in Thrums BC. Boardwalk Woodwork specializes in cabinets and windows. In addition to being recognized for contributions to Heritage Restoration projects, they are also certified for Energy Star windows. Much of their work can be seen in Nelson on several heritage homes throughout the city. Kate and Jerry accept commissions from local residents.