Complete municipal forest survey to resume logging

Letter by Robert Beard, director, BC Forest Discovery Centre
Cowichan Valley Citizen
December 19, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The private lands that make up the Municipal Forest Reserve were initially logged in the early part of the last century. The municipality acquired these lands for the non payment of municipal taxes in the depression years of the late 1920s and the 1930s. …In the 1960s the lands were put under a regime of sustained yield forest management and timber harvesting. In the early 1980s a forestry advisory committee, made up of professional foresters and lay people, was established to guide the management of these forest lands. The result is our Municipal Forest Reserve… Unfortunately there is now a very active group opposed to harvesting on … the Forest Reserve lands. The “Where do we stand” group and supporters are very actively campaigning against timber harvesting. If you support continuing the sustained yield management of the municipal forest lands and the sustained long term harvesting of timber, please complete the survey.

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