Timber Harvesting and Fishing Lodge Interests near Morrison Arm
On December 13, 2000, the owner of a lodge on Babine Lake (the complainant) requested an investigation of the approval of forest development plan (FDP) amendment #17 for Canadian Forest Products’ Forest Licence A16828. The complainant also requested an administrative review of the FDP approval. The complainant maintained that the plan did not ensure adequate management and conservation of all forest resources.
On February 2, 2001, the Chair of the Forest Practices Board decided to refuse the request for an administrative review but identified several issues that required further investigation:
- Did the FDP amendment properly consider forest ecosystem networks?
- Did the FDP amendment comply with Code requirements for forest health?
- Did the FDP amendment comply with the requirements for discretionary approval of cutblocks greater than 60 hectares?
- Did the FDP amendment comply with Code requirements for consideration of the plan’s effect on the complainant’s business?