Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Timberland Mining Services

Timberland Consultants 2001 offers mining services such as line cutting, trail establishment, brushing for access, GIS mapping, GPS traversing and sample collections.

We also provide forestry services in relation to mining claims.

For a full review of this company near Nelson BC Canada, visit


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tussock Moth near Rock Creek, BC

Treatments are planned by the BC government to deal with the Tussock Moth (see below). This insect attacks the Dougas-fir tree species, and has the potential to kill mature trees. It's too bad there wasn't a similar treatment that could be done for mountain pine beetle.

Locations and times are given where people can view the plan and treatment areas affected.



ROCK CREEK – The Ministry of Forests and Range has been issued a pesticide-use permit to aerially spray 300 hectares near Rock Creek and Midway to reduce the impact of Douglas-fir tussock moth populations on forests, farms and residential trees.

One application of TM Biocontrol-1 ® virus is planned between May 8 and June 18, 2010 to help control the moth’s spread. The virus is federally regulated, naturally occurring and specific to tussock moth caterpillars. As a biological spray, it is not harmful to people, pets, fish, bees or birds.

Pest management plans and maps for the treatment area, including sites near Ingram Creek and Rock Creek, can be viewed at the following times and locations until June 18:

· Midway Public Library (612 – 6th Ave., Midway): Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

· Arrow Boundary Forest District (845 Columbia Ave., Castlegar): Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Southern Interior Forest Region’s overall pest management plan and proposed treatment areas can be accessed at:


The Douglas-fir tussock moth is a native species with caterpillars that consume a tree’s needles. Outbreaks can last up to four years and quickly spread to nearby areas, causing significant forest damage and tree mortality.

For more on the tussock moth, go to:

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Prescribed Burns near Nelson BC

News from the BC government about prescribed burns in my local area. If it is the area I'm thinking of, it will be a good treatment because it's a north aspect site with high slash levels. It will definitely help for tree planting and reduce fuels, and therefore fire risk. The weather has been cool and wet lately, so if they can get a burn going it should be easy to control.



NELSON – The public is advised that the Ministry of Forests and Range will conduct prescribed fires for the Sproule/Rixen Creek area between April 30 and May 15, weather permitting.

The burns will cover an estimated 20 hectares about 12 kilometres west of Nelson. All prescribed fires are carefully managed and must comply with the open burning smoke control regulation under the Environmental Management Act. Experienced fire crews will be on site to ensure the fires are properly extinguished.

Prescribed burns help prepare harvested forest land for replanting by adding nutrients to the soil and maximizing areas for optimal seedling growth. They also expand forage sites for deer and reduce interface fire risks by removing hazardous debris from forests surrounding communities.

The burns are being conducted by the Ministry of Forests and Range.