Management of Furbearer Habitat near Windy Mountain

The Board received a complaint from a trapper who operates a trapline near Windy Mountain in the 100 Mile House Natural Resource District. The trapper is concerned that timber harvesting BC Timber Sales has impacted habitat for furbearers. Also, on a road recently constructed by BCTS, the trapper observed sediment from the road being deposited into a fish bearing stream.

The Board looked at whether BCTS was following requirements for the protection of furbearer habitat in its forest stewardship plan, which include legal objectives established in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Order. The Board also examined whether BCTS was minimizing sediment from roads into fish habitat at the crossing identified by the trapper.

October 2021

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Natural Resource Region

Cariboo