The SLRD has been advised by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development that they intend to conduct aerial (helicopter) fertilization work in the Miller Creek area of SLRD Area C beginning November 21, 2017 and continuing through November (and possibly into December).
Please see the notice below from the Ministry for more information.
Aerial Fertilization Program in the Sea-to-Sky Natural Resource District - Fall 2017
Through the Forests for Tomorrow Program, fertilization of eligible stand types is recognized as an investment activity for mitigating mid-term timber supply impacts on constrained timber on the coast. In the Sea-to-Sky Natural Resource District, approximately 2,700 hectares of forests are planned to be fertilized with urea (nitrogen) from mid-November to the end of December in 2017. The aerial applicator for fertilization is Western Aerial and a separate contractor has been hired to monitor the aerial fertilization operations.
For more general information on why and how we fertilize, see this pamphlet.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations is committed to informing First Nations and potentially impacted stakeholders regarding the aerial fertilization program. For more information on some frequently asked questions and answers from the public and First Nations, please view the following links:
- Fertilization on Wildlife
- Fertilization on Ground Vegetation
- Information on the Fertilization Used (Urea—Material Safety Data Sheet)
- Fertilization Standards (this guidebook forms the basis of the aerial operations contract between the MFLNRO and the contractor)
- Forests for Tomorrow and Fertilization
If you have any further comments or questions, please contact:
Paul Braumberger, RFT
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Chilliwack Natural Resource District
Telephone: (604) 702-5700