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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 2015, during our first six years of operation, we focused on local job creation, a safer community, and stewardship of our landbase. Over $2,500,000 was brought into the Community of the Slocan Valley and many jobs were created. In 2015 we are focusing on continuing our investment in wildland-urban interface work with a $395,000 investment grant going toward 35 Hectares of Land North and East of the Village of Silverton. We will also begin working with the village of New Denver in 2016 focusing on making the Village safer with Interface work in key areas surrounding the village. SIFCo has just completed a computer program that allows us to light virtual fires and identify the main travels paths of fire within our landbase.  This tool will allow us to identify Strategic Fuel Management Zones.  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

SIFCo-Harry-Hadikin-Doukhobor-craft

Harry Hadikin takes pride in his work as a hobby craftsman, continuing the traditions of his Doukhabour ancestors by bringing beautiful, handcrafted woodwork to homes in the Slocan Valley for the past 30 years. Items such as authentic hand-made hardwood ladles, salt bowls and everything from baby spoons up to cooking and serving spoons, salad sets, bowls, kitchen utensils and bird feeders are what Harry loves to create. He takes a no-waste policy to his workbench, making as many items as possible out of a single piece of wood. His products are made from a variety of woods including maple, birch, local softwoods, and several fruit and flowering trees such as peach, walnut and lilac. Harry’s work can be found on display at the Deadwood cafe in Greenwood, as well as at local Christmas craft fairs. However, he primarily sells his work through custom orders. Contact Harry at 250-359-7256.