Product Overview

AVAILABLE PRODUCT SUPPLY
OVERVIEW
 
NACFOR’s operating area features a classic Kootenay mix of harvestable products. With an Annual Allowable Cut of 20000 cubic meters, NACFOR offers a wide species mix to potential wood buyers. The open market sale of all NACFOR’s products also presents manufacturers with excellent opportunities to either start or expand operations within the Nakusp area.
An approximation of NACFOR’s annual available volume by species breaks down as follows:
  • Douglas fir, 7000 cubic meters
  • Western hemlock, 5000 cubic meters
  • Western red cedar, 3000 cubic meters
  • Western larch, 3000 cubic meters
  • Other species (lodgepole pine, western white pine, interior spruce, sub-alpine fir, hardwoods), 2000 cubic meters
Volume availability of each species will vary between cutting permits but NACFOR’s Kootenay mix timber profile usually will ensure representation of most species within each harvested area.
Part of NACFOR’s mandate is to derive the maximum value from each log it harvests. In order to achieve this objective, NACFOR actively promotes the sale of logs to specialty producers. The following is an example of some of the finished products that are well-matched to species and grades within NACFOR’s available timber supply:
PRIMARY MANUFACTURING
SPECIES
Piling
Douglas fir, larch
SECONDARY MANUFACTURING
 
Moulding, flooring
Hemlock, birch
Siding, panelling
Hemlock, cedar, white pine
Post and rail
Cedar
TERTIARY MANUFACTURING
Log and timber frame homes
Douglas fir

Douglas fir and hemlock provide the best opportunities for manufacturers interested in taking advantage of products available within NACFOR’s timber profile. However, there are also opportunities available for manufacturers with access to markets for birch, cedar and white pine products.