Action on Forest Practices Board recommendations lagging, says Conservation North

By Mark Nielsen
Prince George Citizen
August 25, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Prince George-based environmental advocacy group Conservation North says the provincial government is failing to act on recommendations from the BC Forest Practices Board for protecting old growth forest in the Prince George timber supply area.  …In December 2020, the FPB issued findings from an investigation into a complaint that biodiversity values are not being appropriately addressed due to the high levels of mountain pine beetle salvage harvesting in the TSA.  …The FPB found loggers were complying with existing regulations but that those regulations needed to be updated to better protect biodiversity. …B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy said work is underway on a spatial approach to implementing the landscape biodiversity order that includes “identifying biodiversity areas and protecting them.”  “We are working together with our partners to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits that BC’s forests provide,” Conroy added.

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