Road Approval within a Riparian Management Area on Catface Mountain, near Clayoquot Sound

In May 1997, the Friends of Clayoquot Sound-Forest Watch provided written review comments to International Forest Products Ltd., Westcoast Division on its Catface Planning Area forest development plan for Tree Farm Licence 54. They expressed concern that a proposed road was located within a 50-metre riparian reserve zone required by the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel Recommendations and identified in the forest development plan for Pineetle Creek. Encroachment by roads in riparian areas is generally discouraged by both the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and the Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel Recommendations.