By Energeticcity.ca staff
Hikers enjoying the Fish Creek Community Forest might have been a little suprised to see the amount of logging activity in the area.
But Fort St. John city officials say there is nothing to worry about.
A statement released on the city’s website explains that the city received a grant to improve the safety and usability of the trails in the Community Forest.
The City hired a contractor who is working on ‘stage one’ of the work, which requires hazardous trees to be removed from the trails. The City says the contractor is removing hazards within a 30-metre range of the trails, and will be chipping the trees that are felled and re-introducing the chips back to the forest floor.
That stage should be complete by the end of March.
Then in May, the City says it will be planting coniferous and deciduous seedlings in the forest to replace the trees that were cut down.
It’s all part of a major facelift for the Fish Creek Community Forest. The City is also improving signage, as well as installing more garbage cans and picnic tables in the area.