Did Logging Flood the Hayfield? Forest Practices on Mt. Rose Swanson near Armstrong
On June 3, 1999, the Board received a complaint from a couple who own property near Armstrong, in the Vernon Forest District. The complainants’ land is on the slope of Mt. Rose Swanson and on the flat valley bottom below.
The complainants suspect that logging, which took place in 1996 on Crown land upslope of their 26 hectare hayfield, caused part of the field to become saturated with water, making it inaccessible to farm equipment. Consequently, the complainants lost hay crops in 1997 and 1998 and were forced to reduce their herd of cows, due to the crop loss.