Heli-logging Expands In Williams Lake Area

By CKPGToday
February 13, 2018 - 4:09pm Updated: February 13, 2018 - 5:41pm

WILLIAMS LAKE - The Province is currently conducting helicopter-logging operations in the Williams Lake area to minimize the spread of Douglas fir beetles on Crown land. Operations have expanded south of Williams Lake in the Chimney Valley, west of Dog Creek Road, along Chimney Creek. Flights are expected to begin tomorrow or on Thursday.

Douglas fir beetle populations are higher than normal in parts of the Cariboo. The helicopter harvesting has occurred over steep slopes, the South Lakeside, Esler and Fox Mountain areas and on Slater Mountain, as part of the Williams Lake Beetle Management Unit 2017 Treatment Plan. The aircraft will only be flying during daylight hours. For owners that have livestock, they are asked to take precautions in order to protect their animals from getting harmed. For public safety, people should stay away from the harvesting areas. 


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