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Prompt Action Needed to Protect Goat Habitat

Prompt government action to define goat winter ranges is needed to protect mountain goat habitat in the Chilliwack Forest District and to balance forest harvesting with wildlife habitat conservation, the Forest Practices Board reported today.

Lack of coordination puts deer habitat at risk

VICTORIA – Poor communication among government agencies led to approval of logging plans that put mule deer winter habitat at risk, the Forest Practices Board reported today. The board investigated a complaint by a group of property-owners at Anderson Lake, between Pemberton and Lillooet. The complainants were concerned that logging on Crown land south of […]

Fish habitat well managed in Haida Gwaii tree farm licence

VICTORIA – An audit of tree farm licence 39, block 6, operated by Western Forest Products Inc., in the Haida Gwaii Forest District, found good forest practices and noted that, in particular, harvesting and road activities near fish habitat and riparian areas were well managed. The audit was conducted in spring 2008, with a specific […]

Road sediment causing impacts to fish habitat

VICTORIA – A new special investigation examining how forest and range practices are protecting fish habitat under the Forest and Range Practices Act has been released. Board investigators examined forest and range practices in five watersheds throughout the province. “We found that practices, such as maintaining fish passage and riparian management, are quite good,” said […]