Harvesting and Road Construction near Private Land in Clearwater
On October 15, 2002, the Forest Practices Board received a complaint about harvesting and road construction in the Clearwater demonstration forest, about 125 kilometres north of Kamloops. The complainant owns property beside a cutblock in the demonstration forest, and she asked the Ministry of Forests to leave a 20-metre treed buffer between the cutblock and her property. The ministry maintained that no buffer was required. The complainant was also concerned about the road to the cutblock. She believed the right-of-way was much wider than necessary, and that excessive soil removal would prevent site reclamation. Further, the complainant questioned whether the road was even necessary.