Morice Timber Supply Area
The Morice timber supply area (TSA) is on the western edge of British Columbia’s central interior plateau and covers about 1.5 million hectares of the Skeena Natural Resource Region. It extends from Babine Lake in the north to Ootsa and Whitesail Lakes in the south.
The TSA is administered by the Nadina Natural Resource District office in Burns Lake. The main community in the TSA is Houston, while the remainder of the population lives in smaller communities such as Topley and Granisle, or on the many ranches and farms along the Highway 16 corridor and in the area from Owen Lake to Francois Lake.
The Morice TSA’s new allowable annual cut (AAC), as of March 16, 2015, involves two phases:
- March 16, 2015 to March 15, 2020 — the AAC is 1.9 million cubic metres, of which no more than 1.6 million cubic metres are attributable to live trees
- March 16, 2020 until the next determination — the AAC will be 1.6 million cubic metres. This will remain in effect for up to 10 years while a new AAC is determined.
Feedback is welcome on any issues related to the Morice TSA timber supply review. Public input is vital to the timber supply review process.