Double standard for crown and large privately held land is not good for the environment

UBCM passes resolutions on private land logging

By Wylie Henderson
The Drive FM
September 27, 2018

The Union Of British Columbia Municipalities recently passed two resolutions at their Annual General Meeting calling on the provincial government to place stronger regulations on private land logging. The resolutions call on the provincial government to amend the Private Managed Forest Land Act to bring it in line with regulations and forestry practices on crown land. “The Regional District of the Central Kootenay and community groups have worked long and hard on infrastructure in the region,” says Ramona Faust, Regional Director for Electoral Area E. “We have heard a lot of community feedback that it’s not rational that large-scale logging should have two standards of care in the province.” Unlike forestry on public land, private managed forests companies are not required to manage the land for the long term, so they can strip the land of its forest.

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