SpruceRoots Magazine - September/October 2000

 

HOW MUCH IS BEING LOGGED AND HOW MANY JOBS ARE THERE?

Haida Gwaii Logging and Jobs / 2000

The following numbers have been collected by the Gowgaia Institute in response to questions from the public.

 

Allowable Annual Cuts

 TFLs    m3
Weyerhaeuser TFL 39 (Block 6) 1,210,000
 TimberWest/JS Jones TFL 47  100,000
 Western Forest Products TFL 25 115,000
TFL Total    1,425,000

 TSA  m3  
 Husby Group (Forest Licences)    
  Husby Forest Products  126,428  
  Naden Harbour Timber  86,557  
  Sitkana  17,562 plus 82,000 m3 carryover in current cut control period
 TimberWest/JS Jones (Timber Sale Licence)  15,931  
 Timber Sale Licences <10,000 m3    
  Dawson Harbour Logging (Husby Group)  7,956  
  Kano  484  
  Sound Spar  272  
 Small Business Enterprise Program (SBFEP)  98,188  

 Woodlots

TSA TOTAL

 6,500

359,878

 

Destination of TSA Harvest (from TSA Socio-Economic Study, 1994)

 Off-Island processing 76%
 On-Island processing 12% (estimated 54 direct jobs)
 Export 12%

TSA Direct Employment (from TSA Socio-Economic Study, 1994)

   off-island local Total % local jobs
 Husby Group 130 32 162 19.8
 TimberWest/JS Jones  10 5 15 33.3
 SBFEP 36 18 54 33.3
 Total 176 55 231 23.8

NOTE: The TSA Direct chart does not include TFL Small Busines takebacks: TFL 39 (56,324 m3), TFL 25 (10,335)

TFL Direct Employment (from Taking it all away, 1996)

   off-island local Total % local jobs Processing off-Island
 MB/Weyerhaeuser 97 304 401 76 1,046
 TimberWest/JS Jones  -  85  85  100  123
 WFP 23 6 29 21 109
 Total 120 395 515 77 1,278
NOTE: A new TSA Socio-Economic Study will be released this fall.

 

SpruceRoots Magazine - September/October 2000