Cooper Creek Cedar update


August 15

Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd (CCC) submitted the CCC 2017-2022 Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) to the Ministry of Forest, Lands & Natural Resource Organization (MFLNRO) for approval on July 19, 2017. MFLNRO will review the FSP and will discuss concerns with CCC that need to be addressed. When MFLNRO approves the FSP, MFLNRO will refer the document to First Nations for a 60-day review and comment period. CCC will be required to address any First Nations concerns that may be identified to the satisfaction of the concerned Band and/or the MFLNRO. The Ministry would then approve the FSP.   CCC does not anticipate the FSP being approved until October. CCC’s FSP submission for approval can be viewed at:

Cooper Creek Cedar does not have a planned schedule to begin on-the-ground forest development. CCC is in the process of having LiDAR mapping completed for the majority of CCC’s tenure. The flying is nearing completion and the contractor will then compile the data for use. CCC made a commitment to the Argenta-Johnsons Landing (AJL) communities that the company would not engage in forest development until the LiDAR mapping was completed. Subsequently, there is no road construction or harvesting operations scheduled.

CCC’s terrain contractor, Chris Perdue, P.Geo., Eng.L. has been conducting preliminary field and office (mapping) terrain stability assessments of the AJL development area. Mr. Perdue will complete a thorough Terrain Stability Assessment when forest development begins and prior to the final development of any Cutting Permits or Road Permits. CCC (Bill Kestell, RPF & Chris Perdue) is scheduling a meeting with Peter Jordan, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geo. and Greg Utzig, M.Sc., P.Ag.. The objective of the meeting is for the three professional terrain specialists to share their knowledge and professional expertise of the terrain features specific to the AJL development area so that CCC’s final terrain assessment, that will guide the CP/RP development, will be thorough and complete.

CCC encourages the AJL community to engage with CCC throughout CCC’s forest development. Comments can be submitted to:

Submitted by:

Bill Kestell, RPF

Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd

Woodlands Manager