Owned by Western Forest Products:  "Block 1 of TFL 39 (Stillwater Timberlands), located on the Sunshine Coast near Powell River, covers approximately 154,000 hectares of which roughly 69,000 hectares is considered productive forest. The timber harvesting land base (THLB) is estimated to be 48,033 hectares. The southern portion of the block is dominated by gentle terrain while the northern, inland portion is dominated by mountains and steep valleys. The climate is relatively dry with a significant portion falling within the dry maritime CWH biogeoclimatic subzone. There is a long history of logging in the area, with development dating back to the 1890’s and the first pulp mill in the province was built nearby and began production of newsprint in 1912. The long history of logging, combined with a history of large forest fires (in late 1800’s and during the 1920’s and 1930’s), results in significant areas of older second growth timber. The old forests are dominated by hemlock and balsam while the immature forests are mainly composed of Douglas-fir and hemlock." from draft management plan 9 - July 2013

  •  logging , road building etc is done by local contractors
  • TFL 39 Block 1 AAC is over 400,000 m32015
  • most of TFL 39 block 1 is located in  Lois LU, Powell Lake and Powell Daniels Landscape Units
  • in 1996, under MacBlo, "The timber harvesting land base associated with block 1 was 78 183 hectares" 1996 AAC determination (compare to 48,033 in 2013)
    • 20% take back 2003, more back 2009; private timerlands to Island Timberlands

Timeline - Stories    

October 27, 1961 MacMillan Bloedel and Powell River Limited Original TFL 39

May 10, 1966 MacMillan Bloedel Industries Limited Corporate name change

December 31, 1981 MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. Corporate name change

October 30, 1986 Instrument 137 – Added 1,381 ha of land formerly covered by expired Timber Sales to Block 1.

1992 - Forest Practices Code introduced for discussion

1993 - "war of the woods" in Clayoquot Sound stimulates push for higher standards

1995 - The Forest Practices Code Becomes Law; Forest Practices Board website begins audits

October 29, 1999 Weyerhaeuser Company Limited Corporate Purchase

1999 Pilot project for forest stewardship using ISO methodology  "One Plan" proposed by Weyerhaeuser for Stillwater Timberlands More Ministry files for "OnePlan" which helped lead to 2004 Forest-Range Practices Act

2001 Large switchback in Powell Daniels area Peak story

2001  AAC up 70,000 mdue to growth recalculations and alder area

2002 Log Sort sold to Olympic Forest Products   Peak story

2002 local reaction to Forest Practices Code Peak story

May 2002, the United States introduced a 27 percent tariff on Canadian softwood imports

2003  Weyerhauser shuts down for at least a month - poor markets, high inventory from  high dollar, softwood lumber dispute,   Peak story Peak story2

2003: Stillwater Timberlands certified half of the public land portion of its operation to the Canadian Standards Association's (CSA) Sustainable Forest Management system standard. Having certified almost 2.1 million hectares, Weyerhaeuser has the largest area of CSA certified forest operations in British Columbia.

The CSA standard includes performance requirements established through a community advisory process CAG website using critera set by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers. These third-party certifications validate that these forests are managed in ways that maintain forest productivity and biodiversity, protect soil and water, and offer aesthetic, recreational, cultural and wildlife benefits.

2003 IWA Strike Peak story

2003  one way loop opened to mile 4 Peak story

2003 Northwest Hardwoods story - 5 cutblocks north-west of haslam lake Peak story

2004 The Forest and Range Practices Act  specifies requirements to conserve soils, reforest logged areas, and protect riparian areas, fish and fish habitats, watersheds, biodiversity and wildlife.

2004 Powell Lake pilot project "One Plan" tour describes new opportunities and responsibilities PEAK STORY

 2004  "take-back" is 15 per cent of Weyerhauser's annual cut in the region as a result of the provincial government's tenure take-back program. ...  82,000 cubic metres of timber reallocated from Block 1, located in the Powell River area, to First Nations, small business timber sales or a community forest. The annual allowable cut in the area is about 550,000 cubic metres  $32m compensation Peak story

July 9, 2004 Instrument 167 – Deleted all private land from TFL 39 (17,483 ha). 2,000 hectares of Weyerhaeuser land surrounding Horseshoe and Lois lakes, Olsen Valley, Stillwatr Bay  moved from TFL to "Private Managed Forest Land Act. Peak story

2005 Brascan buys Stillwater Timberlands from Weyerhaueser Peak story

  • About 15 per cent of Stillwater's production is from private land, said Ray Balogh, Stillwater manager
  • Weyerhaeuser has 21 employees in Powell River and between 200 and 300 contractors who have roughly 1,200 employees.
  • Phillips arm moved from Stillwater management to Campbell River Peak story

2005 three contractors lost from take-back  Peak story

May 1, 2006 Western Forest Products Inc. Corporate Purchase

2006 comment on FSP by WFP  Peak story

July 2007 Strike in the forest Peak story  Peak story

2007 Salvage timber from the 2006 blow-down will be logged by PR Community Forest Peak story

2008 WFP shuts down for six weeks - poor markets, high inventory due to US housing crisis Peak story

 July 15, 2009 Instrument 170 – Deletion of areas due to Forestry Revitalization Act to form part of Pacific TSA. Block 1 – 26,526 ha. Three areas removed: Hotham Sound block 21 21,000 ha | Dodd Lake Block 22 1,700ha |Theodosia Block 23 3,700ha

2010 Sustainable Forest Management Plan for Stillwater Timberlands on CAG Website

May 28, 2012 Instrument 174 – Deletion of approximately 3,600 ha from Block 1 to create a tenure opportunity for the Sliammon First Nation.

2013 favorable Forest Practices Audit