Lumby forest work begins

Trees are finally falling in the long-anticipated Monashee Community Forest

Trees are finally falling in the long-anticipated Monashee Community Forest.

Tender was recently awarded for the 21,596 cubic metre community forest – a co-operative between the Village of Lumby and Splatsin First Nation.

“I’m looking forward to getting some trees on the ground and some money in the coffers,” said Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton. “This is going to be a milestone for Lumby.”

The area borders the village and Silver Star Provincial Park and then goes north to Putman Creek (Trinity Valley).

The community forest is managed by a committee consisting of representatives from the village and the Splatsin First Nation. Lumby and the Splatsin will split any revenue 50/50.