Logging in Fisher Habitat near Prince George, BC
The Board received a complaint from a trapline holder, west of Prince George, about the lack of planning or consideration of fisher habitat values within his trapline area. The trapline area has experienced salvage harvesting for mountain pine beetle and wildfire. Fisher is now a red-listed species in BC.
The investigation looked at what Canfor did to address the concerns of the trapper, including how it considered fisher habitat in the harvesting of three blocks. The investigation also discusses the role of government in the management of fisher habitat in the Prince George Natural Resource District.