Cattle Grazing in a Community Watershed near Salmon Arm
In November 2001, the Freeman Brook Community Waterworks Association submitted a complaint about the control of cattle around several small streams near Freeman Brook, northwest of Salmon Arm. The complainant claimed there were multiple contraventions of the range use plan by Grouse Creek Ranch (the licensee). The complainaint also asserted that the Ministry of Forests (MOF) didn’t enforce the requirements of the range use plan. The Board decided to investigate whether the grazing and range practices complied with the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and regulations, and whether the requirements of the range use plan were enforced by MOF.