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No further logging approvals should be awarded in the coastal Douglas fir ecosystem on Southeast Vancouver Island until site assessments for endangered plants are completed, the Forest Practices Board recommended today.
VICTORIA – The Forest Practices Board has found that there is a systemic failure in government policy to protect threatened species such as marbled murrelets on crown forest lands. The findings were released as the close of a board investigation of a 1999 complaint concerning logging approvals in the Brand Valley on south-western Vancouver Island, […]
Forest companies should go beyond simple compliance and exercise increased diligence when logging near threatened species, according to a Forest Practices Board report released today.
A Forest Practices Board special report released today says potential habitat for threatened species is being lost to forest development while the process for defining habitat areas drags on.
VICTORIA – Nelson consultant Rachel Holt has been appointed to the Forest Practices Board. Holt is a professional biologist and the owner of a small consulting company based in Nelson, British Columbia. She has worked to develop approaches for ecosystem-based management in the coastal temperate rainforest, managing endangered species, and environmental risk assessment for Queen […]
VICTORIA – The Province’s independent forest practices watchdog is updating its approach to auditing and monitoring forestry operations to reflect emerging trends such as results-based regulation and third-party certification. In its 2003 annual report released today, the Forest Practices Board also reviews the impact of new forestry legislation, the need to protect endangered species habitats, […]