BC Hydro will be conducting controlled burning of debris as part of the Site C project from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 in the following locations:
North bank of Peace River between Tea Creek and Bear Flats
Cache Creek drainage
Site C dam site, near Fort St. John
Western end of transmission line corridor, southeast of Hudson’s Hope
"We are clearing vegetation, where practical, from the future reservoir area to help ensure boater safety and reduce impacts to dam operations," BC Hydro stated in public notice.
"We are also clearing along the Highway 29 realignment right-of-way and transmission line corridor."
Merchantable timber will be taken to local mills, however, " Our ability to sell the trees is based on factors such as size, species, and location. Recent closures of local mills have reduced the market for some of the trees we are clearing," Hydro said.
Leftover debris that impacts boater safety will be burned, bucked into short logs, chipped or mulched; some smaller trees will remain in the lower reaches and on steep slopes, Hydro says.
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