Agreement secures local forestry jobs

A new Marten Hills Forest Management Agreement for the Slave Lake region was signed with several forestry companies. Left-right, are Tolko vice-president of woodlands Kevin Jewett, West Fraser Slave Lake mill general manager Kevin Albrecht, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier, Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee and Vanderwell Contractors general manager Ken Vanderwell.

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Forestry companies in the region have a new forestry agreement for the next 20 years to harvest trees and ensure prosperity.

A new Marten Hills Forest Management Agreement for Tolko Industries Ltd., West Fraser Mills Ltd. and Vanderwell Contractors Ltd. Was signed with the provincial government, says a news release Dec. 13.

The agreement involving all parties commits to sustainable forest management, including forest regeneration and forest operations.

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Source: South Peace News