Amidst wildfires B.C supports forest protection, government resists

By Bruce Uzelman
Nanaimo News Bulletin
August 29, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A new poll by EKOS Research reveals a large proportion of Canadians, 80%, agree that governments in Canada should do more to protect and restore the boreal forest, even if it means imposing limits on the logging companies.  …BC residents may not be familiar with the BC Forest Practices Board, an advisory agency, but they clearly are sensitive to the message in their report, “Forest and Fire Management in BC”.    .,..Provincial governments, and definitely the British Columbia government, tolerate activities in the forests which have proven extremely damaging.  …Landscape Fire Management is the board’s recommended response.  …The application of LFM has scarcely begun. Really, no risk reduction activity has occurred beyond the wildland urban interface, and insufficient reduction has happened within the interface.

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