Construction of the McCorkall and Woodpecker Forestry Roads
On October 30, 2006 the Forest Practices Board received a complaint regarding the construction of two forestry connector roads and the impact that increased access to Crown land was having on farming and commercial recreation businesses. The area in question is located south of Prince George, BC.
The complainants assert that the actions of British Columbia Timber Sales (BCTS) violated previous commitments made by the Ministry of Forests and Range (MFR) when the complainants entered a statutory right-of-way agreement with MFR. The complainants believed they gave MFR an easement across their private property in exchange for a promise not to build alternate access into a core area that the complainants were using for commercial interests and as range land for grazing.