HELI-LOGGING involves the use of helicopters to log difficult or sensitive terrain. Helicopters function as aerial yarders to haul logs short distances from the stump to nearby landings, reducing the need to build roads or disturb sensitive sites. The first heli-logging operation in BC, on REDONDA ISLAND in 1975, was an experiment by a group that included Okanagan Helicopters Ltd (see CANADIAN HELICOPTERS LTD). Two years later Jack Erickson, a veteran US logger, undertook the first large-scale...

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