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Public Consultation on Amendments to FRPA: Forest Practices Board’s Submission to Government

BC Forest Practices Board
July 11, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Dear Minister Donaldson:

Re: Public Engagement on Amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act

As part of government’s public consultation on proposed amendments to FRPA, the Forest Practices Board is pleased to submit our comments on the need for modernized planning under FRPA. The Board is recommending that government adopt a tactical forest planning process to direct forestry operations on Crown land, as described in a special report that was published today and is available on our website. …The process recommended by the Board would take broad objectives from land use plans and translate them into a plan for achieving the desired future forest on a specific area of land. The Board suggests the process must be inclusive of Indigenous peoples, stakeholders and the public, integrate all forest values, be place based and forward looking, be embedded in the forest management system and include monitoring and continuous improvement over time.

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