Special Report: Conserving Fish Habitats under the Forest and Range Practices Act – Part 1: A Review of the BC Government Approach

Fish are an important part of the environmental, economic, social, cultural and spiritual fabric of BC. People care deeply about fish and fish habitats and how they are managed. Much of the public’s concern about fish relates to how forestry and range activities are managed to prevent impacts to fish habitats. The Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) and its regulations contain several objectives and practice requirements to protect or conserve fish and fish habitats.

This report will focus on the BC government’s approach to the management of fish habitat, with an emphasis on forestry practices under FRPA.

July 2018

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