Pine beetle leads to future timber harvesting reduction in 100 Mile House region

Despite the recent market upturn for forestry, the consequences of the mountain pine beetle epidemic continue to be felt in British Columbia’s Interior region.

The B.C. government announced changes to the 100 Mile House timber supply area today, stating the amount of trees that can be logged will stay the same for now, but will be cut in half in the next five years.

The current annual allowable cut (AAC) for the 100 Mile House timber supply area (TSA) will remain at 2 million cubic metres for the next five years.