Compliance with Biodiversity Requirements in the Nahmint Watershed

The Nahmint landscape unit, located southwest of Port Alberni, has been the subject of great public interest and concern since the 1970s. In 2000, the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan Higher Level Plan Order (HLPO) recognized the importance of the Nahmint for biodiversity conservation.

In 2018, the Ancient Forest Alliance complained that BC Timber Sales (BCTS) was not complying with some HLPO requirements, government’s Compliance and Enforcement Branch did not investigate its complaint about the matter, and that BCTS is harvesting at risk plant communities and exceptionally large trees. The Board investigated the complaint and made four recommendations.