I always enjoy your editorials. This one (BOs Beetle Salvage - Nov/Dec 2007) is of high concern to me as a woodlot licensee. The lumber market may be bad for the sawmills, but it is even worse for private log producers. If we can find a sawmill to buy our wood, the price is down where it was 15 to 20 years ago, and the mills are demanding a level of utilization not see since the 1960s. And yet with all this, the BC government is still pressuring licensee's to meet cut control volumes even for those that have other species, and do not have a mountain pine beetle problem.
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