2,564 ha (6,336 ac) freehold (fee simple) commercial timberland with a very well-managed mature forest resource on fully stocked, productive sites about 120 km northwest of Vancouver, B.C. on Texada Island.
Total stock of operable, merchantable timber volume is currently estimated at 753,700 m3 with a sizeable large-diameter component offering significant near-term opportunities.
The property package includes three quarters of private Cranby Lake (ca. 36 ha), in addition to about 6 km of oceanfront as well as some mineral rights.
9 fully serviced, vacant building lots in the town of Gillies Bay ranging from 0.5 to 1.2 acres in size offer recreational and residential development opportunities. A leased restaurant/lodge on a 4.6-acre-lot plus
a farm/grazing lease generate diverse, stable income.
The Timber Harvesting Land Base (THLB) amounts to 2,451 ha (6,056 ac) of which over 90% allows for ground-based harvesting systems. The low-elevation growing sites average a Mean Annual Increment (MAI) for Douglas-Fir of about 12 m3/ha*year.
All properties have well-developed internal and external road access and are gated. Log dumping facilities for water transport to dry land sort yards, a variety of domestic log buyers, as well as US and Asian export markets are available. About 55% of the land base, currently representing ca. 65% of the merchantable volume, is exportable under federal timber marks. A 25-year, intensive and innovative forest management program has strongly focused on selection harvesting and thinning to improve stand quality and species mix. Openings have been fully restocked with thriving plantations of commercially valuable, rapidly growing species. In addition to the excellent near-term prospects, these investments have created exceptional value also for the medium and longer term.
A new timber inventory was completed in 2014 confirming volumes, log sorts, increment and species mix.
Most properties are classified as “Managed Forest” under the Provincial Private Managed Forest Land Act, substantially reducing annual land taxes. Some parts of the land are also included in the Agricultural Land Reserve.
If desired, the vendor’s experienced forestry personnel are available to offer management services.
Texada Island is the largest of the Gulf Islands situated between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island with spectacular views and attractive year-round recreational opportunities.
The properties are located directly adjacent to the Texada airport near Gillies Bay and can be reached within 1 hour by regular, commercial air service from Vancouver, B.C. and Parksville on Vancouver Island several times daily.
Regular ferry service is available via Powell River from the mainland and Vancouver Island.
Exclusive Listing by
3A Network Group with Sutton West Coast Realty
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