A study by the British Columbia Ministry of Forests (BCMOF), Fraser Lake Sawmills (of West Fraser Mills Ltd.), and the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) compared at-the-stump and roadside processing of stems. FERIC determined the productivity and costs of the two harvesting systems and five subsequent regeneration regimes. The impacts of these treatments on slash distribution, cone distribution, mineral soil exposure, site distrubance, and plantable spots were also examined.
The B.C. Wood Specialties Group (BCWSG) laminating mission to Japan took place May 14-22, 1994 and involved visits to Japanese companies and industry associations in Nagoya, Osaka, and Nara. The mission was led by Mr. Peter Fisher, Director, Resource Industries Branch, B.C. Ministry of Employment and Investment. The purpose of the mission was to make contacts and to gather information so that the B.C. wood remanufacturing industry could capture further market opportunities during the trip and identify possible future markets for B.C. wood products.