Road Construction and Harvesting in a Woodlot near Carter Creek
On October 6, 2008, the Concerned Carter Creek Water Users submitted a complaint about proposed forest development on Woodlot 491, located near Argenta in the Kootenay Lake Forest District. WL 491 includes a portion of the Carter Creek watershed.
The complainant asserted that effective communication between the water users, the woodlot licensee and the Ministry of Forests and Range had broken down and, despite a request to the licensee to do so, the licensee did not notify the complainant of the application or issuance of a road permit for the woodlot. The complainant also believes that the licensee did not adequately consider professional assessments when planning its forestry activities, specifically the potential impact of road construction and harvesting on the hydrology of the Carter Creek watershed.