Cooper Creek Cedar update.

Porcupine Wood Products

April 19, 2017

Cooper Creek Cedar is providing the following update of the company’s forest development in the Argenta area:

Currently CCC has been developing a preliminary Total Chance Plan of the entire Argenta Forest Development Unit. This Total Chance Plan is simply a mapping exercise, prior to field reconnaissance, to identify potential forest development opportunities but being cognizant of other resource concerns: terrain stability, water sources & flows, wildlife & visual impacts. CCC has gathered many of the past reports and is critically reviewing these assessments. CCC will be meeting with a local biologist in mid-May. The objective of the mapping Total Chance Plan is to develop a preliminary plan prior to field work taking place. All “assumptions” identified in the mapping exercise will be field proofed in the field.

For your information, I will be out of the country from April 24, 2017 to May 15, 2017. During this time, there will be no field work conducted in the Argenta FDU. Please continue submitting comments to: , but I will not be monitoring my email during this period.

CCC has been in discussion with a small local group, the Argenta Johnsons Landing group over the past six weeks. The main discussions have been around CCC’s 2017-2022 Forest Stewardship Plan and Visual Quality Objectives. CCC has not been contacted by other community members/groups to form a “working group” to information share with. Therefore; CCC will continue to use this website to communicate with the Argenta community regarding the company’s forest development. And posters will be posted to notify the public of planned meetings.

Cooper Creek Cedar has recently advertised an extension of CCC’s 2017-2022 FSP to June 19, 2017. The FSP does cover the Argenta Forest Development Unit, but the document is not specific to Argenta. The Argenta FDU is attached. The FSP can be viewed at the following website:

Comments regarding the FSP must be submitted in writing and must be received by CCC by May 19, 2017 to be considered. Comments can be submitted to: ,

or mailed to:  Cooper Ck Cedar – FSP Comments

Box 850

Salmo, BC   V0G 1Z0

Submitted by:

Bill Kestell, RPF

Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd

Woodlands Manager




Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd is the tenure holder of FL A30171, which includes the Argenta–Salisbury area. CCC is planning to begin forest development work in the Argenta Salisburyarea in the 2017 season. This note is to inform the public of CCC’s development intentions and to open discussions with the community on
how best to share information  between  CCC and the community. The objective is to develop a
process in which CCC can keep the community informed of the company’s development
and for the community to provide input regarding CCC’s development and to identify
specific values of interest CCC should be aware of in their development process.
The company suggests the community form an “Information Sharing Committee” that
would correspond/meet regularly with CCC. This committee would be the spokespeople
for the community so that concerns are identified in a unified form.
CCC will submit regular reports to the Lardeau ValleyLINKS Website providing updates of the planned
forest development that will include maps showing the areas being developed. Field
trips and community meetings can be organized throughout the season when both parties believe these will be informative and productive.
CCC will begin submitting reports to the website in the near future. It will
be up to the community to form a committee and contact CCC regarding scheduling meetings.
Community members can communicate with CCC by email at
Forest Development: To date, CCC has not undertaken any forest development in the
Argenta-Salisbury area. However, the company will begin office mapping within the
next month. This mapping will identify areas of interest for development
and possible road location opportunities,existing visual quality objectives, terrain stability features,
hydrologic features, old growth management areas, ungulate winter range, caribou, and
other identified resource features
This information will be used by the development  contractors when they begin
field work. Field work is expected to begin when the areas are snow-free.
Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd–2017-2022 Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP): CCC has recently
submitted their FSP to First Nations, affected Stakeholder’s & Government Agencies,
and has been advertised to the general public. For interested community members, the
FSP and the Forest Development Unit maps can be reviewed at: