Status Of Weyerhaeuser FMAs Uncertain

Thursday, October 06, 2005 at 13:27



An associate minister with Saskatchewan Environment says things are up in the air right now in regards to Weyerhaeuser’s forest management agreements in the wake of its decision to close its pulp and paper mill in Prince Albert.


The company owns two large licences in northern Saskatchewan — the Pasqua-Porcupine FMA and the Prince Albert FMA.


Alan Parkinson says he and other officials are currently studying the fine wording of the Prince Albert FMA, because it differs significantly from the others.


Parkinson adds the Pasqua-Porcupine FMA licence area is currently being used by mills in Carrot River and Hudson Bay.


However, with those operations currently up for sale, Parkinson thinks the department would ask to sit down with the company to discuss details before any licence transfers occurred.