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A decade in review

2014

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For example, the objectives contained in the FPPR lack the clarity needed to form the basis for results and strategies, and serve more as a general expression of intent. [...] This is because most of them are very difficult to apply at a meaningful scale, and are subject to the vague limitation of not, “unduly reducing timber supply.” For example, the government objective for soils is, “without unduly reducing the supply of timber from British Columbia’s forests, to conserve the productivity and the hydrologic function of soils.” In many cases, licensees either: • choos [...] The Board has seen situations on the ground where a road is failing and may lead to a landslide and it appears that the licensee is not taking steps to address this. [...] The Board, in its 2009 report, Fish Passage at Stream Crossings, noted that there was disagreement between the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the provincial Compliance and Enforcement Branch as to the meaning of this phrase. [...] In its 2012 report, Audit of Forest and Range Planning and Practices Affecting Water Quality in Oyama and Vernon Creek Community Watersheds, the Board found human pathogens in cattle feces located in or very near watercourses that supply drinking water, and concluded that the requirements of the regulation were not met.

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agriculture environment forests government politics conservation water inspection natural resources evaluation audit forest policy forestry law lumber forest policy license natural resource management land resources precedent landslide risk-based approach range policy

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