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WSCA Conference:In order to restore large tracts of lands damaged by pest and fire the province will need a skilled workforce capable of treating millions of hectares of forests in threatened communities, watersheds and habitat.

According to Greg Anderson MoF Restoration Manager the potentially massive strategy will involve mechanical treatments, prescribed burns, reforestation and hand tool work. But its chances of succeeding as a major program will, in part, depend on the silviculture contracting industry delivering workers with the necessary skills and competencies.