Taan Forest Ltd. Partnership & Taan Forest Ltd. – TFL 60 and FLC A87661

Closing Letter – Colocation: Tree Farm Licence 44

Compliance with Biodiversity Requirements in the Nahmint Watershed

Audit: BCTS and TSL Holders – Seaward-tlasta Area

Audit: DM Obligations on FSRs – Campbell River

Planning for Old Forest on TFL 47 – East Thurlow Island

Planning for Old Forest on TFL 47 – East Thurlow Island

In February 2018, the Forest Practices Board received a complaint from residents of East Thurlow Island about forest planning for old forest and red- and blue-listed plant communities in the Great Bear Rainforest. The complainants believed that TimberWest’s planning did not meet the intent of the Great Bear Rainforest Order, and that it favored the harvest of timber over the conservation of ecological integrity.

The Board concludes TimberWest is meeting the intent of the Order on East Thurlow Island.

Conservation of Black Bear Dens on Vancouver Island

A professional biologist with black bear expertise submitted a complaint on April 8, 2019, asserting that black bear dens in large diameter, old trees are being lost to harvesting old growth forests on Vancouver Island. The complainant is concerned that the declining availability of large trees will eventually affect population numbers.

The Board concluded that there is uncertainty in terms of the population status of black bears on Vancouver Island.

Conservation of Black Bear Dens on Vancouver Island

Closing Letter: Bamfield Visual Quality Objectives