Project Code: ANC-01-001
Program: FRIP
Area:Field Operations
Sponsor:ANC Timber Ltd.
Region:West Central Alberta
Project Status:Complete

Objects & Deliverables

The primary objective of this program was to release 70 hectares of lodgepole pine and white spruce from deciduous vegetative competition. The plantations that were tended were in the northwest portion of ANC Timber Ltd.’s FMA #8900026 in Township 63, Range 23, west of the Fifth Meridian.

Several “first pass” cut blocks were harvested primarily for coniferous timber in W1-29 by Blue Ridge Lumber (1981) Ltd. between 1987 and 1990. Blue Ridge also carried out the renewal on these cut blocks between 1988 and 1993. The lodgepole pine and white spruce plantations established during this period had not been tended. Several of these plantations also contains excessive amounts of trembling aspen, balsam poplar, and brush competition that were threatening both the survival and growth of the crop trees. A cleaning treatment with brush saws allowed the lodgepole pine and white spruce crop trees to survive and once again form a predominately coniferous stand that would grow with increased vigour to enhance the forest resource of Alberta.

Final Report

The results of this project are contained in a document entitled “Tending of Established Plantation in W1-29 of ANC Timber Ltd. FMA #8900026,” which includes a final technical report dated April 1998.