Impact of Forest Practices on Water Quality near Avola, BC
Owners of a property near Avola, BC (the complainants) are concerned that:
- given a history of landslides in the area, planned harvesting by BC Timber Sales (BCTS) will cause landslides that could cause harm or loss of life, and damage their house, property and licensed waterworks;
- a road being constructed by BCTS caused sediment and heavy metals to enter the groundwater and surface water that they divert for human consumption, irrigation and farm animals; and,
- sediment from BCTS’s road damaged their licensed waterworks.
The Board considered whether BCTS complied with FRPA’s requirements regarding landslides, fish habitat, drinking water and licensed waterworks.