Small Business Forest Enterprise Program FDP for Southeast Vancouver Island
The Carmanah Forestry Society submitted a complaint to the Forest Practices Board on February 27, 2001, about the 2000-2004 forest development plan (FDP) for the Cowichan operating area under the South Island Forest District Small Business Forest Enterprise Program (SBFEP). On March 22, 2001, the Sierra Club of British Columbia (Sierra Club) asked the Board to pursue an administrative review of the same FDP. The Board declined that request, but decided to investigate the Sierra Club’s concerns as part of this complaint investigation. The Board also received a complaint from Shawnigan Lake Watershed Watch in May 2001, part of which concerned a similar issue. The Board decided to include the relevant part of that complaint in this investigation.