How much of British Columbia’s forest is not satisfactorily restocked? And what should be done about it?
The term NSR has been used by some to describe all of the forests where there might not be a ‘satisfactory’ number and type of trees. Areas harvested by the forest industry (including by the government-run BC Timber Sales program) meet these criteria for NSR because trees have been removed and there is a legal obligation to restock after harvesting. However, reduced timber supply caused by the mountain pine beetle is also something government must look at in terms of reforestation.