Concerned that cutting operations in the CBP & Paper five-year plans would affect spawning areas, SPAWN has met with their Woodlands Division several times since February.
The result was that we were supplied with cutting maps that gave us an opportunity to identify critical areas. Using the results of three years of Redd surveys, which contained data from nearly all of the Harry’s River tributaries, we could quickly identify areas of concern. At the last meeting between the two organizations we presented our findings to Mill officials and the result is that the buffer zones on sections of tributaries identified will be increased to protect them.
In addition, we were informed at one of the earlier meetings that the buffer zones adjacent to the main stem of Harry’s will be 300 meters. Good news indeed.