Logging and Conservation of Endangered Plant Communities on Vancouver Island

This investigation began with a complaint, from the Carmanah Forestry Society, about the approval of an amendment to the BC Timber Sales Program’s 2000-2004 forest development plan, located on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the South Island Forest District. The complainant asserted that the district manager did not adequately consider information about “red-listed” (endangered or threatened) plant species and their occurrences in younger forests located in the proposed logging area. The complainant was concerned that continued timber harvesting will eliminate all such plants in the area.