Other Projects

770538-01-002
Project Name:
Sediment Control on the Upper Carbondale River
Company Name:
770538 Alberta Ltd.
Projected Cost:
$7,350.00

The goal of this Project was to mitigate the stream crossing damage [stream siltation and embankment erosion problems] on two highly used crossings on the Upper Carbondale River in the Crowsnest Pass Area of southern Alberta.

Specific objectives included replacement of a temporary wooden trail bridge with a more permanent design [Macdonald Pass Crossing], and the re-location of a wooden bridge to the McCarthy Creek Crossing.

The fabrication and installation work was carried out over the Winter, Spring and Summer of 2003.

Project results are summarized in a fourteen page report entltled "Carbondale Bridging Completion Report", written by Dale Linderman, and dated October 21st, 2003.

Keywords
770538 Alberta Limited
Upper Carbondale River
Stream Crossings
Siltation and Embankment Erosion
Damage Mitigation

ALPAC-01-008
Project Name:
Region D1 Tree Improvement Project Seed Orchard Management (1998)
Company Name:
Alberta-Pacific Forest
Projected Cost:
$0.00

Proposal was cancelled January 9th, 2001 at the request of the Company - they did not wish to proceed with this co- operative venture. The commited funds were unencumbered.

ALPAC-01-016
Project Name:
Innovation and Science Radio Series -Innovation Alberta CKUA
Company Name:
Alberta-Pacific Forest
Projected Cost:
$45,000.00

Increasing awareness of the forest industrys' contribution to innovation and science in Alberta was the principal objective of this Project.

Supplementary objectives included recognizing the forest industries' efforts in the development of sustainable management practices, and applying science in operational activities.

Production and "airing" of forty-eight one-half hour programs on CKUA Radio took place over the period October 2000 to and including January 2002.

Of the 48 programs produced/"aired", twenty-one were directly related to forestry activities in the Province of Alberta. Individual program synopses are contained in a fifteen page report entitled "Innovation Alberta Educational Project", prepared by Trish Ritthaler, and dated August 25th, 2003.

Keywords
Innovation & Science
Forest Industry
Alpac
Sustainable Management Practices
Operational Activities
Public Communications

ATLAS-01-003
Project Name:
Stream Crossing Reconstruction - Racehorse Creek
Company Name:
Atlas Lumber (Alberta) Ltd.
Projected Cost:
$10,968.00

The primary purpose of this Project was the improvement and addition of fish habitat in South Racehorse Creek.

The principal objective of the Project was the creation of an additional 1.5 km of potential fish habitat.

The main activity was the replacement of a "hanging culvert" that was proving an impediment to the movement of game fish up and down the stream.

The results were positive, a gravelly bottom was established in the culvert, siltation was minimal and the improvements provided a good resting pool below the culvert. Subsequent upstream testing revealed a healthy population of trout that had re-established itself.

Keywords
Atlas
Habitat Improvement
Hanging Culvert Replacement
Fisheries Management

BOUBRO-01-002
Project Name:
Boreal Forest Research Centre
Company Name:
Boucher Bros. Lumber Ltd.
Projected Cost:
$270,954.53

The overall purpose of this Project was partial funding for the Boreal Forest Research Centre, which was/is a consensus governed, multi-party forest group that identifies and supports regional research, development, and education throughout northwest Alberta.

Specific Project objectives included promoting: public awareness and involvement in forest research; coordination of regional research and development activities; technology transfer and training; and high school student education in forest research.

Funding support for Research Centre activities occurred over the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004.

Project results are detailed in three annual progress reports and a three-year summary report as follows:
* First Annual Progress Report - Boreal Forest Research Centre dated September 2002,
* Second Annual Progress Report - Boreal Forest Research Centre dated September 2003,
* Annual Report 2003/04 - Boreal Forest Research Centre dated June 30, 2004, and
* Final Report - Boreal Forest Research Centre dated August 6, 2004.

Eight other partners supported this initiative including Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Daishowa - Marubeni Ltd., and Zavisha Lumber Ltd.

Keywords
Forest Research
Northwest Alberta
Coordination of Research Activities
Technology Transfer
High School Participation
Boucher Bros. Lumber Ltd.
Public Awareness & Involvement

BRAZEA-01-001
Project Name:
Business Plan Development
Company Name:
Brazeau Forestry
Projected Cost:
$7,347.00

The primary goal of this Project was the development of a Business Plan that would guide the organization and provide initial direction for a local group of small timber operators in the Drayton Valley Area.

Objectives included "pooling" of FRIP monies and the development of a Business Plan that outlined an administrative framework for the Association and the identification/prioritization of future Projects that the organization might undertake.

Over the Winter of 2001/02 and in consultation with the Association members and a local representative from ASRD - Lands & Forests Division, a Business Plan complete with By-Laws was developed.

Keywords
Organization & Development
Business Planning
Brazeau Forestry Association
Small Timber Operations

BRL-01-008
Project Name:
Campsites of Swan Hills
Company Name:
Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)
Projected Cost:
$10,000.00
BRL-01-026
Project Name:
Golden Triangle Snowmobile Trail Improvement
Company Name:
Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)
Projected Cost:
$1,036.35

The principal aim of this Project was to further enhance the recreational experience on an already established 120 kilometre snowmobile trail. The objective was to improve a section of the trail where safety was a concern.

During the Summer of 1998, a 200 metre alternate access was provided along the Christmas Creek portion of the Trail to avoid a dangerously steep section. The merchantable timber was salvage logged.

Keywords
Recreation
Blue Ridge Lumber
Snowmobiling
Alternate Access

BRL-01-030
Project Name:
1999 Swan Hills Recreation Area(s)
Company Name:
Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)
Projected Cost:
$10,000.00

The purpose of the Project was to maintain and enhance several recreation sites within the greater Swan Hills area.

Project objectives included the maintenance and operation of six recreational areas and improvements as required.

Over the summers of 1998 & 1999, the recreational areas known as Trapper Lea’s Cabin, Freeman River, Freeman Lake, Krause Lake, Edith Lake and Christina Lake were operated/ maintained and several improvements constructed/installed. e.g. Trapper Lea's Cabin.

Keywords
Public Recreation
Campgrounds
Operation & Maintenance
Blue Ridge Lumber
Swan Hills Area

BRL-01-041
Project Name:
Swan Hills Recreation Areas
Company Name:
Blue Ridge Lumber (1981)
Projected Cost:
$15,000.00

Partial financial support to the Town of Swan Hills to assist in the seasonal operation & maintenance of six local recreation areas was the primary objective of this Project.

Over the summer seasons of 2000 to 2003 inclusive, a total of $15,000.00 was contributed, which partially paid for wood supply, garbage collection, and facility maintenance at five local recreation areas: Trapper Leas', Freeman River, Freeman Lake, Christina Lake, and Edith Lake - as carried out by the Town of Swan Hills.

Project results are contained in a summarized final report entitled "2000-2003 Swan Hills Recreation Improvement Program", prepared by Mark Dewey, and dated June 17, 2004.

Keywords
Blue Ridge Lumber
Recreation Areas
Swan Hills Area
Facility Operation & Maintenance

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