Skul’qalt Forestry Operations – Winter Creek/Nickel Plate

Posted by: Robert McLennan  /  Category: News

Hello All

Please consider this email as a notification that Skul’qalt Forestry LP will be considering operations in our proposed developments in Winter Creek and Nickel Plate this fall/winter season. Skul’qalt is still awaiting CP/RP approval and with the extreme summer we have had are hoping operations will be starting up around Mid to Late October 2017 till December 15, 2017. If the Nickel Plate Nordic Center and Apex Mountain Resort could please let me know of any large event dates between October 1 and December 15, 2017 would be greatly appreciated so I can ensure these dates are noted in my Pre-work & Safety meeting with the logging/trucking contractors.

Potential Operation Schedule:

Winter Creek Development (WC-4 and WC-5) – Highest Priority and Primary target to focus on harvesting/Hauling. Hoping hauling and harvesting operations will be completed by Late November/Early December to avoid as much disruption of the cross country ski-trail system (motherlode and Vindicator). I will keep everyone informed once operations begin and possible timetables.

Nickel Plate/Strayhorse Development (NP18 & NP-19)–We are hoping to complete this project before December 15, 2017 ( before – Christmas/peak ski season for tourists).

Please find the dropbox link to view the draft map of the operational areas in Winter Creek/Nickel Plate/Strayhorse:

Thank you,

Mike Beck, RPF

Engineering Manager

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HRVA (Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessment)

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The APOA through the RDOS is conducting an HRVA workshop for the Apex property area.

You might ask what is an HRVA and why are you doing this. HRVA stands for: Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment. An HRVA is a systematic approach to identify hazards, evaluate risk and incorporate appropriate measures to manage and mitigate those risks.

There are 57 known hazards that are evaluated in this process, all the way from air crash to utilities failure and everything in between.   If a situation arises, how to go about sounding the alarm and knowing what resources will begin to assist the situation.

The APOA, the voice of Apex property owners, wants to help better prepare the outdoor recreation area of Apex, its residents and recreational users how to approach different hazardous situations should they occur.We anticipate this plan would be available for viewing in early 2017 and will advise the membership by email. If you wish to participate in this workshop on Nov. 17, 2016 please email your contact details to with HRVA in subject line.

Amendments to Gorman Brothers Forest Service Plan

Posted by: Johnny Smoke  /  Category: News

Feeback from the APOA, response from Gorman Bros.

Below is the original letter sent by Denis O’Gorman to Gorman Brothers Timber Ltd.

To see the response from Kerry Rouck click here.  (It is a PDF file).  It is simplest to view the PDF file as this provides Denis’s comments and Kerry’s response interleaved in context. Read more…