Nakusp and Area Community Forest’s activities have been concluded as reasonable for protection of toads

Investigation of forest practices near Summit Lake released

BC Forest Practices Board
May 15, 2018

VICTORIA – An investigation of a complaint by the Valhalla Wilderness Society about forestry activities near Summit Lake has found that the Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR) and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRO) have taken reasonable steps to ensure forest practices protect the western toad population. “Both NACFOR and FLNRO contributed to research and expert advice was sought regarding toad habitat and population protection,” said Bruce Larson, board vice-chair. “Both were also involved in developing best management practices to guide forest practices, although there is no legal requirement to do so.” The Summit Lake toad population is recognized as regionally important, and the Province is considering protection for it under the Forest and Range Practices Act.

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