Volume of Timber Harvesting in Clayoquot Sound
This report deals with a complaint that the amount of harvesting in a forest development plan (FDP) was insufficient to meet the requirements of the Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act and its regulations (the Code). On February 13, 2002, a resident of Ucluelet (the complainant) submitted a complaint to the Forest Practices Board. The complainant asserted that a company’s 2001-2005 FDP did not meet the requirements of the Code. Specifically:
- the FDP did not propose five years’ worth of timber harvesting as required by the Code;
- the licensee did not address the comments that the complainant had provided during the public review and comment period; and
- the statutory decision-makers did not give adequate consideration to social and economic factors when approving the plan.