Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

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Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby KTM Kid » Sep 23rd, 2018, 1:38 pm

Just curious if anyone knows why they've logged off a dozen or so strips of cut blocks along the James Lk. FSR.
Is there a plan to continue to cut more of the area? The trees aren't even mature enough to do anything with.
Is this for fire prevention next summer in case it ever did get going up there? Looks like they left everything piled up to burn this winter.
Maybe someone out there knows the plan :)
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Re: Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 23rd, 2018, 2:01 pm

How do you know that this harvest isn't mature enough to do anything with ?

What about pulp for paper manufacturing ?
You will be wiping your bum with those trees in 6 months.

Tree harvesting is no different than wheat farming these days. It's just another crop to supply the human race with consumable goods.
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Re: Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby KTM Kid » Sep 23rd, 2018, 4:26 pm

alanjh595 wrote:How do you know that this harvest isn't mature enough to do anything with ?

What about pulp for paper manufacturing ?
You will be wiping your bum with those trees in 6 months.

Tree harvesting is no different than wheat farming these days. It's just another crop to supply the human race with consumable goods.


I think there's plenty of waste wood for pulp after processing at the mill without harvesting theses blocks.
Not to mention, it looks like they just cut and piled them in slash piles to burn, never took anything down. Some monster ones along side the road.
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Re: Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby ifwisheswerehorses » Sep 24th, 2018, 12:17 am

Do you know exactly how many trees were harvested? Many times what looks like a perfectly good tree is actually useless and yes a fire hazard. Go check out the piles and see if any were rotten in the core. Mills won't take those.
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Re: Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby KTM Kid » Sep 24th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Gotcha.
Anyways....returning to my original question, anyone know the reason behind the strip blocks?
Tolka flagging tape marks them out, maybe someone from the mill knows.
I ask cuz we set up 100yrds or so off the road in some of these areas to hunt and wonder if they'll come back and open the area right up....looks like all the equipment has been lowbedded out though.
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Re: Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby gsc » Oct 1st, 2018, 12:01 am

From what I am told they are strip logging to make cattle pastures. They will be letting the vegetation grow back in so that cattle will have a grazing place.

I was told this by a friend that had talked to one of the guys logging. Now this was what I was told I'm not sure if the loggers where just blowing smoke up his :cuss: or not.
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Re: Strip Logging up James Lake FSR.

Postby seewood » Oct 1st, 2018, 5:00 pm

Logging strip patches... used to call them shooting galleries.

Been a while but I noticed some westbound after Golden and also southbound on the Duffy just outside Lillooet.
Just another form of clear cutting instead of massive open clear cuts.
They have used them in higher vis. areas instead of a 100ha + block.
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