Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle Salvage Logging on a Trapline
In January 2010, the Forest Practices Board received a complaint from a Colleymount resident who farms, logs, and holds a range and a trapping tenure. The complainant believes that harvesting and road construction have reduced the available amount of wildlife habitat, disrupted the natural movement of animals and that his trapping tenure can no longer support a viable harvest of furbearers.
The investigation considered the following questions:
- Did BCTS comply with legislated requirements for biodiversity management and public consultation when it planned harvesting within the trapline?
- Has harvesting and road building affected the population of furbearers?