Community Updates

Logging Truck Loads of Firewood for Sale

Logging truck loads of firewood will be for sale to Harrop-Procter residents beginning next week (December 11, 2023) for $2500.

Please contact Holly at Harrop-Procter Forest Products to get on the waitlist.

Call: 250-551-5452

Email: admin@hpcommunityforest.org

HPCC Road Fuel Treatments Fall 2023

Harrop-Procter Community Forest Road Fuel Treatments – Fall 2023

As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce wildfire risk, our community forest will be cleaning up woody debris along road edges this fall.  This work will be done by contract crews who will be cutting and burning and/or chipping small diameter trees within 10 meters of road edges.   

Crews will be working on Carson (Alexander) Road and on the East Harrop road behind the firehall.  You can expect to see small amounts of smoke from burning of woody debris throughout the fall when conditions are good.  Piles will be small and carefully tended to minimize smoke. 

See photo below for an example of fuel treatment work in action this past spring.

Erik Leslie, RPF
Forest Manager
Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative

CBC’s What On Earth Podcast

Erik Leslie, HPCC’s Forest Manager was interviewed for a segment about wildfires/forest fires by CBC’s What On Earth. The episode was first aired on September 3, 2023: ‘This isn’t sexy forestry’: how to protect forests from fire. Please find the link below.

HPCC is introduced about 20 minutes and 30 seconds into the podcast and Erik speaks 21 minutes in.  You might even recognize the voices of two Harrop community members, Barry Gray & Ursula Heller.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-429-what-on-earth/clip/16007109-this-isnt-sexy-forestry-protect-forests-fire