Controversial logging could go ahead in North Okanagan, more public consultation needed

By Brendan Shykora
The Revelstoke Review
September 9, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Controversial logging on Spallumcheen’s Rose Swanson Mountain is set to go ahead after an appeal of a decision to allow the logging was denied by the Forest Practices Board. Before any logging happens, the board says more consultation with the public would benefit the harvesting plans. Rose Swanson Mountain was designated as a sensitive area in 1996, and recent plans by BC Timber Sales to harvest in the area have been met by pushback from the community, as the mountain is a well used recreational site. …In July, the Forest Practices Board reviewed a request from a member of the public to appeal the approval of amendments to BC Timber Sales’ forest stewardship plan. The board decided not to appeal amendments to the forest stewardship plan. However, … the board is encouraging public consultation to take place before any logging is done.

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