February 26th, 2018
FORT ST. JOHN – Clearing and debris management is underway in various Site C project areas. Merchantable trees of sufficient size, quality and volume to make them suitable for harvest and transport will be hauled to local mills. The remaining wood waste and non-merchantable trees may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or burned on site.
Contractors can only burn during weather periods known as "venting windows." These are periods where there are appropriate weather conditions for the disbursement of smoke, as established by the Ministry of Environment.
Burning is expected to occur in the following areas, when appropriate venting windows are available:
BC Hydro's contractor will plan and monitor any burning carefully, including the timing, the size and location of the wood piles, and the smoke being emitted. Contractors must comply with BC Hydro's Vegetation Clearing and Debris Management Plan and the Smoke Management Plan to ensure wood waste disposal activities are well-managed and coordinated.
For more information:
Call the toll-free project line: 1-877-217-0777
Email the project team: [email protected]