Logging Plan Approval and Enforcement at Homesite Creek in the Sunshine Coast Forest District
This report concludes the Board’s investigation of a complaint about the content of an approved logging plan in the Sunshine Coast Forest District. The complainant also reported environmental damage from forest practices carried out under that plan, and asserted inadequate enforcement by district staff.
In 1994, the Ministry of Forests Small Business Forest Enterprise Program (SBFEP) in the Sunshine Coast Forest District started planning to sell the right to harvest timber in a 26.8 hectare cutblock in a rural residential area near Homesite Creek. The site is on a peninsula between the communities of Secret Cove and Halfmoon Bay, approximately 20 km from Sechelt. Timber sale licence A48267 is located immediately adjacent to a rural-residential area, and forest practices there have met with opposition from local residents.