Wildfire Wood Boosts Fibre Supply for Kamloops Pulp Mill Facing Shortage

Kamloops Mill. Image Source: Kruger

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Discover how wildfire-affected wood is playing a crucial role in sustaining the Kruger Mill in Kamloops amid a significant fibre shortage.

The mill's fibre supply from fire-impacted areas has surged from under 2% in 2022 to a striking 33% in 2023. This shift is essential for maintaining the mill's annual production levels despite a shortfall of 125,000 cubic metres of chips this spring.

The article from Michael Potestio, Castanet, delves into the mill’s adaptive strategies, the challenges posed by new provincial regulations, and the urgent need for expedited timber salvage permits.