Number of Cutblocks in a Forest Development Plan on the North Coast of BC
On June 21, 1999, the Board received a complaint from the David Suzuki Foundation (the complainant) about the approval of a 1999-2003 forest development plan (FDP) prepared by International Forest Products (the licensee) for Forest Licence A16841 in the North Coast Forest District. The complainant asked the Board to undertake an administrative review of the forest development plan approval. The Board dealt with part of the complaint by undertaking an administrative review. The administrative review addressed the licensee changing category I cutblocks to proposed category A cutblocks without changing the designation on the FDP maps. However, three remaining issues were not handled in the administrative review and are the topic of this complaint investigation.