What was this engagement about?
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations invited comments about the proposed amendments to the boundaries of these old growth management areas during a 60-day review and comment period that ended Aug. 4, 2015.
Old growth management areas help protect the biological diversity of old-growth forests by ensuring that stands from different ecosystem types are protected. These areas are excluded from commercial timber harvesting, which helps preserve plant ecosystems, wildlife habitat and cultural values.
The proposed amendments to the old growth management areas in the Quesnel Natural Resource District are required under the Land Act, due in part to the salvage harvesting of trees killed by mountain pine beetle infestations within those areas. The portions that were salvage harvested must be replaced with an equivalent amount of old growth management areas.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Members of the public were invited to submit comments about the proposed amendments to the boundaries of these old growth management areas by mail and email until Aug. 4, 2015.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: Closed on August 4, 2015
Category: Environmental Protection
Types: Online, Email, Mail