Forest development plan public review and bark beetle management
The Board received a complaint from a member of the public concerning an amendment to a licensee’s Five Year Forest Development Plan. The complaint asserted that:
- a licensee amended its forest development plan for a forest licence without providing adequate time for public review and comment.
- a licensee was not practicing healthy forest management, in relation to a bark beetle infestation.
The complainant asserted that the licensee failed to take the opportunity to selectively log the area covered by the plan in 1994, and now proposes to clear-cut the area.