Improved Wood Fibre Use


BC’s Fibre Action Plan is helping to generate more value and less greenhouse gas emissions from the province’s forest resources.

Through a pilot project with primary harvesters and Zellstoff Celgar Pulp Mill in Castlegar, approximately 500,000 cubic metres of residual wood (the equivalent of over 12,000 loaded logging trucks) that would once have been left in the forest were utilized as a source of fibre for the mill over the past three years.

This not only helped to decrease the risk of wildfire, it saved approximately 185,000 tonnes of CO2e from reduced slash pile burning. Additionally, the project created new jobs and economic benefits for the forest sector.

Read BC’s Climate Leadership Plan [PDF]