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Trees are being selectively removed to create a new campground in British Columbia.

Tree removal is complete at the new campground at the Begbie Falls Recreation Site in British Columbia, just off of Highway 23 south of Revelstoke, according to the Revelstoke Review.

The contractor has broken ground, said Dawn Makarowski, spokesperson for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

“Tree removal was completed by removing only select trees, rather than clear cutting,” she said.

The project was announced in April and work began Sept. 18.

The project was originally proposed to address the increasing number of people using the pullouts on the Forest Service Road for overnight stays.

“The new sites will accommodate this increasing demand and focus use in a specific area. This will address and better manage public health, wildfire and wildlife concerns,” the notification said.

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