Maintaining Biodiversity in a Cutblock on Southwestern Vancouver Island
In July 1999, the Board received a complaint from an individual who works as a faller. He was required, as part of his job, to cut down small trees in a specific cutblock, but was concerned that was not a sound forest practice.
In June 1999 the complainant was hired by a contractor to work on a cutblock in Tree Farm Licence 46, administered by TimberWest Forest Ltd. (“the licensee”). The cutblock was beside the McClure River, a tributary of the Caycuse River, 35 kilometres west of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island.