Harvesting & Roads
When it comes to harvesting and road construction activities, ATCO Wood
Products' goal is to operate in a manner that limits environmental impact. To
achieve this from a harvesting standpoint, ATCO has a team of local
dedicated contractors that each specialize in one of the several methods of
harvesting (mechanized conventional / small cat / cable / cable with
intermediate). This wide array of local talent allows ATCO to select the right
machine for the job. To minimize environmental impacts from road
construction, ATCO implements a Total Chance Planning approach which
minimizes the amount of permanent main access roads on the landbase. For
spur roads that do not provide future access, ATCO implements road
recontouring practices that bring this land back to productive forest land.
ATCO ensures that all contractors strive for a high environmental protection
standard through routine training and field inspections.