BCCFA Response to Bill 25

The Bill proposes legislative amendments that follow up on recommendations from the Role & Effectiveness Review of BC Timber Sales conducted by John Allen in 2014.

BCCFA Statement Regarding Bill 25 2015 2

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On March 25th, Bill 25 – 2015 was introduced in the Legislature by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, Steve Thomson. The Bill proposes legislative amendments that follow up on recommendations from the Role & Effectiveness Review of BC Timber Sales  conducted by John Allen in 2014. There are many components to the amendments, and a few of them relate specifically to community forest agreements. There is one proposed amendment to the Forest Act that we see as detrimental to the integrity of the community forest tenure. This is the new discretionary authority granted to the Minister to include a volume reservation for BCTS within a new community forest.