Lillooet, AAC Rationale

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Timber processing facilities


Two of the major licensees operating in the Lillooet TSA have mills in the TSA, while J.S. Jones' mill is located just outside the TSA in Boston Bar. The licensees' mill throughputs (or consumption) relative to their AAC and actual harvest, primarily from areas under forest licence tenure, are shown below. The units are in cubic metres/year and are based on a 6 year average:

licensee

mill throughputs (m³)

AAC

(m³)

harvest (m³)

AAC as % of mill throughput

Ainsworth Lumber

369 761

348 168

283 394

94%

J.S. Jones Holdings

460 000

88 510

94 090

19% (103%)*

Lytton Lumber

81 426

32 778

39 382

40%

Total

911 187

469 456

416 866

52% (90%)*

* J.S. Jones' mill is also dependent on wood from the Fraser TSA; the adjusted percentage in parentheses accounts for the Fraser TSA.

As indicated in this table, the mills in the Lillooet TSA have secured about 52 percent of their wood through their AAC apportionment in the Lillooet TSA. The balance of the fibre supply supporting the mills comes from the nearby Fraser TSA, the Small Business Forest Enterprise Program, existing woodlots, and private land.

The Ainsworth Lumber mill in Lillooet is primarily a veneer plant. The company trades sawlogs for peelers from other mills to provide the proper log mix to operate the veneer plant. In addition to these larger mills noted above, a number of smaller mills in the TSA utilize wood from the TSA.

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