Soil Conservation Planning and Practices in the Quesnel and Vanderhoof Forest Districts
This special investigation looked at the level of soil disturbance caused by timber harvesting operations in a sample area of the Quesnel and Vanderhoof Forest Districts. Soil disturbance is important because it is an indicator of potential damage to soil and water. The investigation reviewed the activities of four major forest licensees – Canfor and West Fraser in both districts, Tolko in the Quesnel district, L&M Lumber in the Vanderhoof district – and British Columbia Timber Sales and its timber sale licence-holders in both districts. Forest practices conducted between July 1, 2006, and July 31, 2008 were investigated.