SUMMARY REPORT: Forest development plan public review and bark beetle management

The Board received a complaint from a member of the public concerning an amendment to a licensee’s Five Year Forest Development Plan. The complaint asserted that:

  • a licensee amended its forest development plan for a forest licence without providing adequate time for public review and comment.
  • a licensee was not practicing healthy forest management, in relation to a bark beetle infestation.

The complainant asserted that the licensee failed to take the opportunity to selectively log the area covered by the plan in 1994, and now proposes to clear-cut the area.

May 1, 1996

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