Harvesting of Block 13 in West Bragg Creek upsets some residents

Harvesting is well underway in West Bragg Creek, and an area of contention — Block 13 — is causing some in the region to cry foul.

Initially removed from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development’s (ESRD) FireSmart plan, Block 13 was put back on the chopping block at a reduced scale, according to Spray Lake Sawmills (SLS) woodlands manager Gord Lehn.

“Block 13 was reduced in size by 45 per cent to address concerns over recreation trails and visual concerns by the community,” Lehn said in an email.

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